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Essay Writing Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 2 2. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 4 4. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 5 5. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

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Question 6 6. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 7 7. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

Question 10 10. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 12 12. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 15 15. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

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Question 16 16. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 19 19. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 20 20. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

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Question 21 21. A good personal essay _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 23 23.

Theresa is a professor at a local university. Her student, Kevin, has content from the Journal of Sociology. The following is an example of how most of his essay appears to be written:

''The research clearly points out that 'While the level of crime has mostly gone down throughout the country, the level of violent crime in major cities has gone up. This trend is highly worrisome as the concept of the 'Criminal Triangle' identified by situation theory identifies that the largest problem is the presence of an able protector'''

Why would Theresa likely award him a low grade?

Question 24 24. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 25 25. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 26 26. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 27 27. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 28 28. Key terms in an essay question might include

Question 29 29. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

Question 30 30. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Essay Writing Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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