GRE Analytical Writing - Planning Your Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 2 2. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 3 3. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 4 4. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 5 5. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

Question 7 7. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

Question 8 8. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

Question 9 9. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 10 10. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

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Question 11 11. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership and has just finished the first two steps of brainstorming. Which of the products below demonstrate the best brainstorming method regarding the pros and cons of owning a pet?

Question 12 12. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 13 13. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

Question 14 14. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 17 17. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

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Question 21 21. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 22 22. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

Question 23 23. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 24 24. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

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Question 26 26. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 27 27. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 28 28. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 29 29. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 30 30. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

GRE Analytical Writing - Planning Your Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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