Introduction to High School Writing: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 2 2. A good personal essay _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 4 4. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 5 5. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 7 7. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 8 8. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 10 10.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

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Question 11 11. Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 13 13. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

Question 14 14.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 15 15.

What would be the BEST editing option for the paragraph below?

'Cars are one of the ways people all over the world travel. Transportation has changed a lot over the past 200 years. People travel at speeds most couldn't imagine 200 years ago. A distant land most could only dream of can now be traveled to by the average person in many countries.'

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 17 17. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 18 18. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 19 19. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 20 20. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

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Question 21 21. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 22 22. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 23 23. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 24 24. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 25 25. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

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Question 26 26. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 27 27.

Who would be the most likely intended audience for the following paragraph?

The hybrid approach to integrated circuit design involves attaching two or more integrated circuit dies along with some discrete components in the same case. It is often, and desirably, transparent to the consumer whether the circuit is monolithic or hybrid. The hybrid integrated circuit is typically more costly than the monolithic structures.

Question 28 28.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 29 29. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Introduction to High School Writing: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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