MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a topic sentence, the topic tells readers

Question 2 2. In a 'solution concluding paragraph,' you need to explain why your solution is _____.

Question 3 3. The topic sentence will have:

Question 4 4.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 5 5. In which kind of concluding paragraph should you NOT present new information?

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Question 6 6. In a body paragraph, the topic sentence states

Question 7 7. If your topic sentence is: 'Students get sick frequently because of stress and other pressures of academic life,' your topic is _______ and your controlling idea is _______.

Question 8 8. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 10 10. In a body paragraph, the supporting sentences

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Question 11 11. In a topic sentence, the controlling idea tells readers

Question 12 12. A thesis statement

Question 13 13.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 14 14. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

Question 15 15. Where does the concluding paragraph appear in an academic essay?

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Question 16 16. A should ... because format for thesis statements in persuasive essays _____.

Question 17 17. The body paragraph will have

Question 18 18. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 19 19. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 20 20. Thomas is thinking about including a funny anecdote in his introductory paragraph. Which of the following provides the BEST reason for doing this?

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Question 21 21. A writer would MOST LIKELY use a call to action in the _____ of their essay in order to _____.

Question 22 22. The body paragraph is

Question 23 23. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. What is a thesis statement?

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Question 26 26. What is a similarity between an overly detailed thesis statement and a vague thesis statement?

Question 27 27. When you use the bookending technique, you _____.

Question 28 28. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 29 29.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

Question 30 30.

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.'

MoGEA Writing: Essay Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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