Essay Revision Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 2 2. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

Question 3 3. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 4 4. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 5 5. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 8 8. 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 _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

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Question 11 11. When do you have a run-on sentence?

Question 12 12. When should titles such as president, professor and senator be capitalized?

Question 13 13.

What is wrong with this sentence:

When they got home. They decided to cook pork chops for dinner.

Question 14 14. Which of the following makes it easier to catch errors when editing for mechanics?

Question 15 15. What does it mean to edit for mechanics?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 18 18. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. 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 21 21.

Spot the redundancy:

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

Question 22 22.

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.

Question 23 23.

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 24 24.

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

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

Question 25 25.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

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Question 26 26.

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 27 27.

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 28 28.

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.

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

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.

Essay Revision Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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