Evaluating View Points: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Question 2 2. If you're writing an argumentation essay, what kind of supporting details are especially important?

Question 3 3. Why would you use an explanation for supporting details?

Question 4 4. What is one major mistake we might make when choosing a topic?

Question 5 5. What are supporting details?

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following identifies a piece of EVIDENCE for the author's argument?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

Question 7 7. Which of the following could be used as the ARGUMENT when writing a passage?

Question 8 8. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

Question 9 9.

What is the ARGUMENT of the following paragraph?

Public health authorities constantly repeat the argument that calories cause weight gain or loss, and that counting calories is all that is required to manipulate one's weight. But if this is true, why do naturally thin people fail to gain weight in controlled experiments even on a calorie surplus? And why do different kinds of calories seem to cause weight gain at different rates? Calories may tell part of the story, but something else is clearly going on.

Question 10 10. What should all the supporting details relate to?

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Question 11 11. Four of these answer possibilities could be TOPICS of a passage. Which one is actually an ARGUMENT?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What does it mean to limit your topic?

Question 14 14. 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?

Question 15 15. What is the purpose of a Summary Preview?

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Question 16 16. What is the difference between a Summary Preview and a Thesis Statement?

Question 17 17. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 18 18.

Read the following paragraph. What is the TOPIC of the paragraph?

Is coffee a health food or a dangerous stimulant drug? Every other week, a new study seems to condone or condemn it as one or the other, suggesting that perhaps, the truth actually lies somewhere in between. Perhaps coffee is neither a miraculous superfood nor a poison in liquid form, but simply a luxury food that individuals can choose to consume or not to consume as they please.

Question 19 19. Why use a story to start your paper?

Question 20 20. What is the purpose of comparing and contrasting two items?

Evaluating View Points: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6 Chapter Exam Instructions

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