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Developing and Writing Your AP Exam Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

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Question 2 2. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

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Question 3 3. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

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Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

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Question 5 5. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

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Question 6 6. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

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Question 7 7. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

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Question 8 8. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

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Question 9 9.

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 Juliet 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.

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Question 10 10. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 11 11.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja and Patchin 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

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Question 12 12. Before writing an essay that answers a question, an 'organized roadmap' is essential. What is the first step?

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Question 13 13. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

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Question 14 14. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

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Question 15 15. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

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Question 17 17. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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Question 18 18. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

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Question 19 19. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

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Question 20 20. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

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Question 21 21. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

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Question 22 22.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

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Question 23 23. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 24 24. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

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Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

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Question 26 26. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

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Question 27 27. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

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Question 28 28. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

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Question 29 29. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

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Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

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Developing and Writing Your AP Exam Essay: Tutoring Solution 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 "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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