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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Developing Revision Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 2 2. What is the second question you should ask yourself while revising your writing for conciseness?

Question 3 3. Why is conciseness important to good writing?

Question 4 4. Which one is the most appropriate way to reduce writing errors in your documents?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a known way to assist a writer with creating a clear and organized message?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 7 7. What is the first question you should ask yourself when revising your writing for efficiency?

Question 8 8. What is conciseness in writing? Choose the best answer.

Question 9 9. Which of the following describes the accuracy of a message?

Question 10 10. Which one would you be achieving when you avoid dangling modifiers?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 12 12. Searching for spelling & grammar errors, checking for accuracy, and _____ are the steps involved in proofreading a message.

Question 13 13. A vague sentence is one that _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed sentence structure?

Question 15 15. Why is it important to avoid common pitfalls in academic writing?

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Question 16 16. Why is it a good idea to avoid overly ornate sentences?

Question 17 17. The ball balloon magnetic block game is expected to exceed sales is an example of:

Question 18 18. _____ is the process of examining a document to search for writing mistakes and omissions.

Question 19 19. 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 _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 22 22. When in the writing process is it important to consider conciseness?

Question 23 23. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 25 25. Janet has just completed writing a press release for her company. Janet wants to ensure that she does not have any spelling or grammar errors in her work, so she asks her co-worker, Meghan, to review the press release for her. This is known as _____.

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Question 26 26. Which one ranks written documents by grade level achievement to help determine readability?

Question 27 27. Which term is used to refer to a situation when the score is based on 100 points with a higher score reflecting an easier read of the document?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a sentence fragment?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 30 30. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Developing Revision Skills 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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