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Essay Organization, Development & Presentation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 2 2. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 3 3. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 4 4.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 5 5. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

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Question 6 6. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 7 7. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 9 9. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 10 10. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

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Question 11 11. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 12 12. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 14 14. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

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Question 16 16.

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 Juliette 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.

Question 17 17. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 18 18.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 19 19.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

Question 20 20. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 21 21.

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.'

Question 22 22. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 23 23. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 24 24.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 25 25. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is an example of a thesis statement?

Essay Organization, Development & Presentation Chapter Exam Instructions

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