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NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between a Summary Preview and a Thesis Statement?

Question 2 2. What does it mean to limit your topic?

Question 3 3. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 4 4. The second step to make text-to-text connections is to examine the literary elements. Which of the following is NOT a literary element?

Question 5 5. When writing a comparison/contrast paper, what is 'comparison'?

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Question 6 6. What is most likely to be the content subject for an analytical essay?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT something transitions do?

Question 8 8. In order to really pick apart and analyze a speech, we need to:

Question 9 9.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 10 10. How do you know what kind of paper you are going to write?

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Question 11 11. Why are authentic diaries an important piece of history?

Question 12 12. According to the intentional fallacy, readers should ignore:

Question 13 13.

Thirty-three days after my departure from Cadiz I reached the Indian sea, where I discovered many islands, thickly peopled, of which I took possession without resistance in the name of our most illustrious Monarch, by public proclamation and with unfurled banners.

What are a couple of suggestive words or phrases that Columbus uses in this letter excerpt to communicate his message that he is in control?

Question 14 14.

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.'

Question 15 15. What is the purpose of a Summary Preview?

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Question 16 16. A primary source is...

Question 17 17. In former President Kennedy's Civil Rights Announcement, why did he use the word 'we' rather than 'Americans'?

Question 18 18. True or False: Analysis is a method of query.

Question 19 19. How can we identify who the author's audience is when reading a news article?

Question 20 20. The first step to making connections between texts is to examine the authors. When doing so, what characteristic(s) should you examine?

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Question 21 21. The last step in making connections is to consider your personal responses to the readings. Why is this important?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is UNTRUE?

Question 23 23. Which sentence does NOT use a transition?

Question 24 24. Which text would be hardest to analyze using New Criticism?

Question 25 25. Why shouldn't news articles include propaganda techniques like scapegoating or plain folks?

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Question 26 26. What does it mean to analyze literature?

Question 27 27. Why are transition statements so important to clear writing?

Question 28 28. A letter is a written, typed, or printed form of communication that can be considered a _____.

Question 29 29. A speech can be written to...

Question 30 30. If you want to analyze a diary, it's important to...

NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies Chapter Exam Instructions

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