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Question 1 1. Creative writing is writing that tries to share...

Question 2 2. Facts and data that support reasons in an argumentative essay are called _____.

Question 3 3. _____ is important in the introduction of an evaluative essay because it defines the focus of your critique.

Question 4 4. Allyne is writing an argumentative essay in favor of expanded women's rights in the workplace. Where should she include background information about the topic of women's rights in general?

Question 5 5. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

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Question 6 6. Unlike novels and plays, poems do not have to rely on...

Question 7 7. The main reason to write objectively is __________.

Question 8 8. How many paragraphs would you expect to see in a standard argumentative essay?

Question 9 9. What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

Question 10 10. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

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Question 11 11. An essay that goes into great detail about your summer vacation in Maine would be an example of what type of expository essay?

Question 12 12. You have to write an academic paper on psychological experiments for school. Why would it not be considered creative writing?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not an example of an expository essay?

Question 14 14. When choosing a topic for a persuasive essay, you should:

Question 15 15. Which of the following is untrue of expository essays?

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Question 16 16. When an author writes a book, he/she is developing his/her point of view, but also representing:

Question 17 17. Why is the following not objective writing? I believe that men evolved from monkeys a really long time ago.

Question 18 18. The main goal of a descriptive essay is to:

Question 19 19. _____ can be helpful in an evaluative essay when you are presenting a controversial viewpoint:

Question 20 20. The goals of a persuasive essay would include:

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Question 21 21.

Jared believes that the minimum wage should be higher. In his argumentative essay he addresses the view of opponents who claim that a higher wage will cause companies to hire fewer workers with this statement:


Though some think that a higher minimum wage will cut down on company hiring, a 2016 study of retail stores in Canada has shown otherwise, demonstrating hiring levels that remained the same in the wake of rising wages.


In this instance, Jared is using what is known as a/an _____.

Question 22 22. What is culture?

Question 23 23. When writing a persuasive essay, you should avoid:

Question 24 24. How does writing poetry allow more freedom than other types of writings?

Question 25 25. What is self expression?

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Question 26 26. Though some forms of technical writing are intended for the general public, most are usually geared toward what types of audiences?

Question 27 27. What is the main objective of an expository essay?

Question 28 28. _____ can be an effective way to describe a descriptive essay with an object for the subject.

Question 29 29. _____ are important to provide your reader with concrete descriptive terms.

Question 30 30. What are our values and beliefs?

Forms of Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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