How to Structure Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 2 2. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 3 3. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 4 4. If the points (body paragraphs) of your essay don't 'flow' together, what revision strategy that would work best to correct this?

Question 5 5.

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 6 6. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 8 8. If you use humor in an essay to appeal to your audience, what kind of appeal are you using?

Question 9 9. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 10 10. True or false: In academic writing, we want to use secondary sources whenever possible.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 12 12. If you want to make your writing as academic and formal as possible, which point of view should you use?

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 14 14. Where should your thesis statement appear in your essay?

Question 15 15.

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?

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Question 16 16.

The following paragraph is from an academic essay about college major options. Below, what is the BEST advice for revising this paragraph?

One major is pre-med. Being pre-med is a good idea. You could become a doctor. Another major is education. This could help you become a teacher someday. Finally, business is another major. Going into this major could help you own your own business.

Question 17 17. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 18 18.

The following paragraph is from an academic essay comparing high school and college. Below, what is the BEST advice for revising this paragraph?

High school and college teachers have different expectations. The homework is given by high school teachers, so students can just listen in class. College teachers expect students to read the syllabus and understand assignments on their own. High school teachers prepare students for tests. Study guides are not given by college teachers usually.

Question 19 19. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 20 20. What is rhetoric?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a revision strategy for writing essays?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. What is deductive validity?

Question 24 24. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 27 27. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 28 28. What is NOT a strategy for writing a great argument?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 30 30. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

How to Structure 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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