Beginning the Writing Process - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 2 2. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 4 4. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 5 5. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

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Question 6 6. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 7 7. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

Question 9 9. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 10 10. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

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Question 11 11. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

Question 12 12.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 13 13. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 14 14.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

Question 15 15. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

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Question 16 16.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 17 17. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 18 18. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 19 19. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership and has just finished the first two steps of brainstorming. Which of the products below demonstrate the best brainstorming method regarding the pros and cons of owning a pet?

Question 20 20. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

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Question 21 21. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 22 22. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

Question 23 23. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 25 25. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 27 27. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 28 28. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 29 29. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 30 30.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Beginning the Writing Process - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum 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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