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GACE Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. It's important to carefully read and interpret a writing prompt because

Question 2 2. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 3 3. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 4 4. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 5 5. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

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Question 6 6. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 8 8. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 9 9. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

Question 13 13. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

Question 14 14. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

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Question 16 16. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 18 18.

Consider the following paragraph:

I always vote for the National Party candidate in gubernatorial elections. This year, Sally Smith is the National Party candidate for governor, so I will vote for Sally Smith for governor this year.

Which type of reasoning is displayed in this paragraph?

Question 19 19. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

Question 20 20. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

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Question 21 21. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 22 22. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

Question 23 23. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

Question 24 24. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

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Question 26 26. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 27 27. If the premise is untrue, what does that mean for the conclusion?

Question 28 28. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 29 29. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 30 30. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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