Editing Your Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 2 2. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 3 3. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 8 8. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

Question 9 9. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 10 10. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

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Question 11 11. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 12 12.

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

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 13 13. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

Question 14 14.

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

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

Question 15 15. Common purposes in academic writing include:

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 18 18. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 19 19. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

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Question 21 21.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 24 24.

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

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 27 27. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 28 28. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 29 29. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 30 30. Unity of content and form means _____

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