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GRE Analytical Writing - Writing the Essay Body: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

Question 2 2. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 3 3. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 5 5. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

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Question 6 6. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

Question 7 7. What transition would you incorporate to indicate to readers they are nearing the end of a written piece?

Question 8 8. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 9 9. Which transition should be used for the following sentence: The man's attire and demeanor seemed intimidating at first. _____, as we began to speak I realized he was actually very kind.

Question 10 10.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

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Question 11 11. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 12 12. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 14 14. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 15 15. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 16 16. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 17 17. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 18 18. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 19 19. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 20 20. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

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Question 21 21.

The following are the last 3 statements of the introduction to an English 101 literary essay. Why should they be reorganized?

The main thesis of this paper concerns the play Romeo and Juliette and will be explained in the following thesis. This will best be explained by the many symbols that are used throughout Shakespeare's play. Shakespeare's works remain significant to this day and age.

Question 22 22. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 23 23. Why should you learn how to evaluate your own essays?

GRE Analytical Writing - Writing the Essay Body: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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