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Basics of Writing Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Question 2 2. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 3 3.

Theresa is a professor at a local university. Her student, Kevin, has content from the Journal of Sociology. The following is an example of how most of his essay appears to be written:

''The research clearly points out that 'While the level of crime has mostly gone down throughout the country, the level of violent crime in major cities has gone up. This trend is highly worrisome as the concept of the 'Criminal Triangle' identified by situation theory identifies that the largest problem is the presence of an able protector'''

Why would Theresa likely award him a low grade?

Question 4 4. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 5 5. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 7 7. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 8 8. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

Question 9 9. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 10 10. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

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Question 11 11. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 12 12. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 14 14. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

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Question 16 16. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

Question 17 17. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 18 18. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 19 19. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 20 20. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

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Question 21 21. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 22 22. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 23 23. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

Question 24 24. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 25 25. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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Question 26 26. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 28 28. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 29 29. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 30 30. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Basics of Writing Essays Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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