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Basics of Essay Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A unified paragraph _____.

Question 2 2. An effective transitional sentence _____.

Question 3 3. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

Question 4 4. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 5 5. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is true?

Question 7 7. When writing a paragraph, why is it important to use topic sentences?

Question 8 8. How is using emotional appeal in an essay similar to providing relevant supporting details?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

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Question 11 11. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 12 12. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 13 13.

The following are the last 3 statements of the introduction to an English 101 literary essay. Why should they be reorganized?

The main thesis of this paper concerns the play Romeo and Juliette and will be explained in the following thesis. This will best be explained by the many symbols that are used throughout Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare's works remain significant to this day and age.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT typically part of an essay?

Question 15 15.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

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Question 16 16. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 17 17. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 18 18. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 19 19. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

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Question 21 21. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 23 23. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 25 25. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 27 27. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 29 29. Jane is writing a standard 5-paragraph-essay that consists of 750 words. She starts off by writing her thesis statement in the introduction, stating that: 'The most dangerous element in modern-day history is discrimination.' She then lists 7-9 main points which strongly show her main opinion. Within those 7-9 points, she displays and refutes the evidence by authors who don't agree with her. Why did Jane receive relatively LOW marks on her essay?

Question 30 30. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Basics of Essay Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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