Essay Basics - Essay Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 2 2. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 3 3. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 5 5. Deductive reasoning involves _____

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Question 6 6.

What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

Question 7 7. Why might it be a good idea to utilize emotional appeals less frequently than other approaches?

Question 8 8. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 9 9.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 10 10. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

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Question 11 11. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

Question 12 12. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Question 13 13. What should you do if you find two sources that don't agree with each other when it comes to definitions or statistics you need for your essay?

Question 14 14. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

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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. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

Question 18 18. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 19 19. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

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Question 21 21.

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

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 22 22. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 23 23. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 24 24. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

Question 25 25.

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

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

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Question 26 26. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 27 27. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Question 28 28.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Essay Basics - Essay Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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