Essay Writing Basics: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

Question 3 3. Harry caught sight of Seamus's eye and Seamus winked. This quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is an example of what kind of narration?

Question 4 4. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 5 5.

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.'

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Question 6 6.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 7 7. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 8 8. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 9 9. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 10 10. You go to the checkout counter, but all you find is a mannequin is an example of _____ narration.

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12.

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

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. Key terms in an essay question might include

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Question 16 16. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18.

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 19 19. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 20 20.

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.'

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Question 21 21. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 22 22. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 23 23. Why might an author use objective narration?

Question 24 24. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 27 27. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Question 28 28.

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

Question 30 30. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

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