CSET English: Essay Writing and Rhetoric Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 2 2. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 3 3. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 4 4. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 5 5. The art of rhetoric is _____

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Question 6 6. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 7 7. _____ can be an effective way to describe a descriptive essay with an object for the subject.

Question 8 8. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

Question 9 9. One tool to make your evidence more effective is:

Question 10 10. Common purposes in academic writing include:

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Question 11 11. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 12 12. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 13 13. An informative essay does NOT do which of the following:

Question 14 14. Janet's narrative leads up to the most important moment of her story, when she first saw the face of her newborn child. This type of moment in a narrative is known as the _____.

Question 15 15. Most simply put, a narrative essay functions to _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 17 17. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 18 18. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 19 19. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 20 20. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

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Question 21 21. The portion of the evaluative essay where you establish the purpose of what you're evaluating is called:

Question 22 22. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 23 23. _____ is important in the introduction of an evaluative essay because it defines the focus of your critique.

Question 24 24. What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

Question 25 25. _____ are important to provide your reader with concrete descriptive terms.

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Question 26 26. What is the most basic type of informative essay?

Question 27 27. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 28 28. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

Question 29 29. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

Question 30 30. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

CSET English: Essay Writing and Rhetoric 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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