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Early Childhood Writing Instruction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 2 2. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 4 4.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

Question 5 5. 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 _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 7 7. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 8 8. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 9 9.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 10 10. 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 11 11.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

Question 12 12. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 13 13. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

Question 14 14.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 15 15.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

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Question 16 16. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

Question 17 17.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

The inadequate supply of pasta salad was not enough to feed the two dozen people who showed up to the club's inaugural meeting.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 19 19. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

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

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Question 21 21. Your classmate, Bryn, says that the spell check feature in his word processing application finds all errors and corrects the spelling for you. Is Bryn correct? Why or why not?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 24 24. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

Question 29 29. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

Question 30 30.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Early Childhood Writing Instruction 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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