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FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Revising & Proofreading Written Work Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 3 3. Which aspects of style should you watch for in the content editing process?

Question 4 4.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 5 5. A vague sentence is one that _____.

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Question 6 6.

What would be the BEST editing option for the paragraph below?

'Cars are one of the ways people all over the world travel. Transportation has changed a lot over the past 200 years. People travel at speeds most couldn't imagine 200 years ago. A distant land most could only dream of can now be traveled to by the average person in many countries.'

Question 7 7. Which of these is not a thing self-editing checks for?

Question 8 8. What does it mean to edit for mechanics?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 10 10. Why is it a good idea to avoid overly ornate sentences?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best defines 'editing for content'?

Question 12 12. When should titles such as president, professor and senator be capitalized?

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. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 15 15. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 16 16. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 17 17.

What is wrong with this sentence:

When they got home. They decided to cook pork chops for dinner.

Question 18 18. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 19 19. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following makes it easier to catch errors when editing for mechanics?

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Question 21 21. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following statements about the self-editing process is false?

Question 24 24. What should you look for in your paragraph edit?

Question 25 25. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a sentence fragment?

Question 27 27. Why is it important to avoid common pitfalls in academic writing?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed sentence structure?

Question 30 30. When do you have a run-on sentence?

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Revising & Proofreading Written Work 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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