Characteristics of Effective Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to follow the prewriting, writing and rewriting process when creating a technical document?

Question 2 2. If you are writing about the reasons the Revolutionary War occurred, what organizational pattern should you use?

Question 3 3. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 4 4. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

Question 5 5. The goal of this type of _____ writing is to explain an idea or concept while incorporating details for support.

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Question 6 6. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 7 7. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

Question 8 8. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 9 9.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 10 10. When you have generated ideas and details for your paper, you must organize them so that you know which order you will write about them in your paper. What is this process known as?

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Question 11 11. Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

Question 12 12. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 13 13. Why is it important to determine a formatting style during the writing process?

Question 14 14. The 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is an example of which of the following writing styles?

Question 15 15. Which type of document is most likely to be written in order of importance?

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Question 16 16. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 18 18. Which is most likely to be written in chronological order?

Question 19 19. What are the two main factors that play a role in determining writing style?

Question 20 20. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

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Question 21 21. What steps should one take during the rewriting process?

Question 22 22. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 23 23.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 24 24.

Identify the following writing style used in this poem by Emily Dickinson titled 'Summer Shower'':

'A drop fell on the apple tree,

Another on the roof,

And made the gables laugh,

The breezes brought dejected lutes,

And bathed them in the glee;

And signed the fete away.'

Question 25 25. What elements can be added to technical documents to make the formatting of the document more user-friendly?

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Question 26 26. Identify the style of writing in the following excerpt from the editorial board of The New York Times: 'At every opportunity since they took over the House in 2011, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in reaching a compromise with the White House.'

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 29 29. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

Question 30 30.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Characteristics of Effective Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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