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MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Written Communication Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 2 2. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 3 3. Imagine you're writing an essay about a character in a book. The character's name is Bob. You're arguing that Bob is angry at his friend, Joe. Which of the following quotations from the book could you bring up as evidence?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 5 5.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

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Question 6 6.

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?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 8 8. You have written an essay in which you claim that 'Southern Georgia was once the home to an underground civilization.' Which of the following provides the BEST evidence in order to convince your reader? Why?

Question 9 9. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 10 10. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 11 11.

Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.


In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

Question 12 12. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

Question 13 13. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 14 14. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 15 15. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Written Communication Chapter Exam Instructions

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