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Introduction to High School Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 3 3. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 5 5. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

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Question 6 6. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Question 9 9. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 10 10. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 12 12. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 13 13. Key terms in an essay question might include

Question 14 14. A good personal essay _____.

Question 15 15.

Who would be the best intended audience for this paragraph?

The moon is not really made of green cheese. It is made of atoms found in rocks and dirt. Clouds are not made of cotton candy, but of atoms found in air and water.

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Question 16 16. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 17 17. What is your best clue to the intended audience in an essay?

Question 18 18.

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

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

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Question 21 21.

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.'

Question 22 22. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 23 23. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 24 24. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 25 25. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

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Question 26 26.

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.'

Question 27 27. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 28 28. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 29 29. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

Question 30 30. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Introduction to High School Writing: Tutoring Solution 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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