CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Structure in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In writing descriptive details, what does specific mean?

Question 2 2. What step should you take when deciding to include a source in your paper?

Question 3 3. For visual learners, who learn well using illustrations, diagrams, and charts, what can be used to help them better understand and process information from a reading selection?

Question 4 4. If you take information from a source word-for-word, that is also known as a...

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is an example of a thesis statement?

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Question 6 6. You spend many hours researching and writing a paper for a class. Accidentally, you leave a draft copy in the library and it is picked up by another student. After you turn your final paper in, the professor does not return your paper with a grade but asks you to see her after class is finished. What is most likely her concern?

Question 7 7. How is paraphrasing different from summarizing?

Question 8 8. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 9 9. Which of these must you remember to do when paraphrasing?

Question 10 10. In order to cite a source in MLA format, you need what information?

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Question 11 11. Which of these is a benefit of paraphrasing?

Question 12 12. When you take the information from a source and put it in your own words, this is known as a...

Question 13 13. Which of these is not one of the five senses?

Question 14 14. The overall idea of the story that the author wants to convey is known as the _____.

Question 15 15. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

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Question 16 16. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 18 18. What is a narrative?

Question 19 19. A metaphor is:

Question 20 20. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

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Question 21 21. What is the best way to introduce a source in your paper?

Question 22 22. Why is a source important to paraphrasing?

Question 23 23. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 24 24. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 25 25. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

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Question 26 26. After you paraphrase or directly quote information from a source, what do you need to add at the end of the information to give credit to the source itself?

Question 27 27. In writing description, what does concrete mean?

Question 28 28. Why is it important for readers to know how to arrange ideas from a reading selection in an outline?

Question 29 29. What type of shift does this transition show? 'Barry thought the fistfight was breaking the rules, while from Shane's point of view, that same fight might be a last desperate move for survival.'

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is true?

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Structure in Writing 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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