NES ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Using inductive validity, which is the most likely answer to the following questions? Shelly always seems happy. Shelly will seem what today?

Question 2 2. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

Question 3 3. You can make use of ideas that you generated during prewriting/brainstorming _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 5 5. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

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Question 6 6. Which transition should be used for the following sentence: The man's attire and demeanor seemed intimidating at first. _____, as we began to speak I realized he was actually very kind.

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 8 8. 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 _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 10 10. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

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Question 11 11. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 12 12. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not an appeal choice discussed in the video?

Question 14 14. What are the two types of premises an argument can have?

Question 15 15. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

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Question 16 16. What is a similarity between an overly detailed thesis statement and a vague thesis statement?

Question 17 17. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Question 18 18. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

Question 19 19. Organization will be a major consideration when you

Question 20 20. Where is the information found on the demographics of participants in a study?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 22 22. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

Question 23 23. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 24 24. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 25 25. The art of rhetoric is _____

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Question 26 26. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 27 27. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 28 28. How is tone conveyed in a piece of writing?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

NES ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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