Essay Types Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 3 3. Why is synthesis used in writing?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 5 5. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

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Question 6 6.

Read the following essay prompt. Then choose the best thesis statement below to answer this prompt.

Write an essay analyzing Edgar Allan Poe's use of symbolism in his poem 'The Raven.'

Question 7 7. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

Question 8 8. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 9 9. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 10 10. What is NOT a tip for writing a great essay quickly?

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Question 11 11. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 12 12.

Read the following essay prompt. Then choose the best thesis statement below to answer this prompt.

Write an argument essay that focuses on social media and teenagers.

Question 13 13. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

Question 14 14. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 15 15. How can you synthesize your sources effectively?

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Question 16 16. What's the first step after understanding the question when writing a timed essay?

Question 17 17. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 18 18. True or False: The start and end of every body paragraph should be your own words.

Question 19 19. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 20 20.

Read the following thesis statement for an essay comparing high school and universities. Who is the audience for this essay?

When choosing a college to attend, remember that high school and college are very different, and it's important to keep this mind to set yourself up for success in college.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 22 22. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

Question 23 23. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Question 24 24.

What is wrong with the following statement from an argument essay on social media?

Everyone who uses social media abuses it.

Question 25 25.

Read the following thesis statement. What is the purpose of this essay?

Since World War II, obesity has become a huge issue in the United States.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 28 28. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

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

Question 30 30.

Below is a thesis statement with the first two topic sentences that support it. Which option below is the best choice for the third topic sentence?

Thesis Statement: Due to the obesity epidemic in America, the government should ban the sale of sugary drinks to those under 18.

Topic Sentence #1: Over the last fifty years, obesity has become a problem in the United States.

Topic Sentence #2: Sugary drinks are one of the biggest causes of obesity.

Essay Types Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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