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Developing an Essay Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mark is writing an essay. Part of the text goes as follows: 'Read my following words very carefully. This topic is important to all of us because climate change affects not only the environment but each and every one of us. If this topic is not addressed soon, more and more species will die out and we will face potentially disastrous consequences.' If you were reviewing his work, what would you suggest he could do to increase the sense of urgency in his message?

Question 2 2. You are writing an essay about minority rights. In your introduction, you're trying to establish a connection with the reader by writing: 'A lot of the stuff written in this paper may seem technical, but it's all important for understanding the value of human rights!' Which of the following should you strive to do when writing an essay?

Question 3 3. How would you create a thesis statement for a persuasive essay?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a type of an outline?

Question 5 5. Having ideas that will be expanded upon later on in your essay is most important to your _____.

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Question 6 6. You're writing a narrative essay for your Communication course final exam. Which of the following is correct regarding your essay?

Question 7 7. David is writing a thesis statement for his PhD dissertation. In the beginning, he sets the reader's expectations for the essay. The thesis also set up the main argument of his dissertation. The thesis also answered the crucial research question of his work. What did David do wrong in writing his thesis?

Question 8 8. Using chronological order is important in order to ensure which of the following?

Question 9 9. 'When doing your job, the most important factor is thinking of how you can be of value to the entire firm'. Which of the following options would be a statement that would add detail before this one?

Question 10 10. You are writing a thesis statement and while doing so you are including the examples of various scholars that have contradicting opinions. Based on your knowledge of essay writing, is this a good approach?

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Question 11 11. 'Although there are some difficulties from remaining in the European Union, the United Kingdom should acknowledge the advantages it receives from access to the European Single Market, as well as research grants and the free mobility of labor of UK citizens.' This sentence would best fit which of the following topics?

Question 12 12. Listing 100 ideas on a topic you're given, also called the 100 rule, is best suited when _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is correct regarding transition sentences and their relevance to an essay?

Question 14 14. In order to be able to have a logical flow of information between paragraphs and within paragraphs, it is important to have _____.

Question 15 15. An attention-getter is an integral part of the introduction of your essay. If you want to make the content of your essay relatable to the reader, the best way to do so is which of the following?

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Question 16 16. You're planning to write an essay and are having some difficulties on how to start it. You know that it should include an attention-getter, a bridge and the main idea of your speech. You want to use the line that '99% of current research has failed to grasp the true nature of the problem, because they have all made the same measurement error.' This can best be described as which type of attention-getter?

Question 17 17. You are preparing to write a scientific article. In this process, you are trying to think of all of the ideas you might use in questioning the youth unemployment rate. Which of the following best describes brainstorming new ideas?

Question 18 18. Before writing your essay, you need to think of a few more ideas that will help you and give you something to write about. Which of the following best describes that process?

Question 19 19. When writing a thesis statement, it should be specific and concrete. Which of the following is also important for the quality of your thesis statement?

Question 20 20. Which of the following presents the best example of a thesis statement?

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Question 21 21. John is writing his essay outline. He has clearly described the main details and the way that he will interpret his data. If he asked you for advice, what would you suggest he could have done better?

Question 22 22. 'Despite their best efforts, there was no change regarding gun control.' This statement likely goes after which of the following?

Question 23 23. 'Although the financial costs of maintaining the United Nations should be acknowledged, there is great potential in the continued collaboration for all of the member-states of the United Nations and it helps facilitate the peaceful settlement of arguments in the world.' This sentence would be best suited for which of the following essays?

Question 24 24. Citations from a variety of sources, particularly including primary sources should only be done in which of the following situations?

Question 25 25. Aiming to include a concluding paragraph that summarizes your work in order to remind the reader should _____.

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Question 26 26. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 27 27. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true regarding topic sentences?

Question 29 29. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 30 30. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

Developing an Essay 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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