Effective Essay Writing Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. A call to action in the conclusion is most appropriate in a _____ essay.

Question 2 2. What is the significance of using emotion in the conclusion?

Question 3 3. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 5 5. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

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Question 6 6. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 7 7. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 8 8. When writing a comparison/contrast paper, what is 'comparison'?

Question 9 9.

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, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 10 10. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

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Question 11 11. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 12 12. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 13 13. What is a narrative?

Question 14 14. How can the use of a quotation in the conclusion be helpful?

Question 15 15. How is the thesis statement used in the conclusion?

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Question 16 16.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

Question 17 17. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 18 18. When organizing ideas by importance, which should come first, the most important or the least important?

Question 19 19. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 20 20. What is an anecdote?

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Question 21 21. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 22 22. How do you know if something is general or specific?

Question 23 23. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 24 24. How do you know what kind of paper you are going to write?

Question 25 25. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Effective Essay Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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