Composition Best Practices: Theory and Application Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When you use the bookending technique, you _____.

Question 2 2. Thomas is thinking about including a funny anecdote in his introductory paragraph. Which of the following provides the BEST reason for doing this?

Question 3 3. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is true regarding topic sentences?

Question 5 5. A writer would MOST LIKELY use a call to action in the _____ of their essay in order to _____.

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Question 6 6. When would summarizing your main points in your conclusion be particularly useful?

Question 7 7. Organization will be a major consideration when you

Question 8 8. A thesis statement

Question 9 9. Using mapping as a prewriting technique allows you to _____.

Question 10 10. An effective transitional sentence _____.

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Question 11 11. What is a similarity between an overly detailed thesis statement and a vague thesis statement?

Question 12 12. A unified paragraph _____.

Question 13 13. A should ... because format for thesis statements in persuasive essays _____.

Question 14 14. You can make use of ideas that you generated during prewriting/brainstorming _____.

Question 15 15. As you construct your thesis statement, you can draw some fundamentals from

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed sentence structure?

Question 17 17. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

Question 18 18. A vague sentence is one that _____.

Question 19 19. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

Question 20 20. It's important to carefully read and interpret a writing prompt because

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a sentence fragment?

Question 22 22. Where would you TYPICALLY expect to find an essay's thesis statement?

Question 23 23. Why is it a good idea to develop your thesis statement before writing your outline?

Question 24 24. Why is it a good idea to avoid overly ornate sentences?

Question 25 25. When you are freewriting, you shouldn't worry about

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Question 26 26. Peter is creating an outline for a paper on ecotourism and decides to use a formal outline format. You would expect Peter's outline to _____.

Question 27 27. How does a writer know if the paragraph is well-developed?

Question 28 28. Why is it important to avoid common pitfalls in academic writing?

Question 29 29. One should focus on _____ during the outlining process.

Question 30 30. You can draw many of the points for your outline from _____.

Composition Best Practices: Theory and Application Chapter Exam Instructions

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