HiSET: Writing Successful Essays Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 2 2. Read the question in the picture, and then choose the best answer choice below.

Question 3 3. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 4 4. What is the significance of using emotion in the conclusion?

Question 5 5. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 7 7. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 8 8. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 12 12. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 13 13. Read the question in the picture, and then choose the best answer choice below.

Question 14 14. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 17 17. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

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

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Question 21 21. What is the last thing you will do before you have a well-developed essay topic?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Read the question in the picture, and then choose the best answer choice below.

Question 24 24. What is the first thing you must do to choose a well-developed topic for an essay?

Question 25 25.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

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Question 26 26. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

Question 27 27. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 28 28. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 29 29. What is an anecdote?

Question 30 30. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

HiSET: Writing Successful Essays 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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