CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following statements is an example of a thesis statement?

Question 4 4. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 5 5. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

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Question 6 6. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 7 7.

The following are the last 3 statements of the introduction to an English 101 literary essay. Why should they be reorganized?

The main thesis of this paper concerns the play Romeo and Juliette and will be explained in the following thesis. This will best be explained by the many symbols that are used throughout Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare's works remain significant to this day and age.

Question 8 8. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 10 10. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

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Question 11 11. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

Question 12 12.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 13 13. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 15 15.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

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Question 16 16. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 17 17. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 19 19. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 24 24. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 25 25. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

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Question 26 26. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 28 28. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 30 30. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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