NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Arguments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why do you need to have a conclusion?

Question 2 2. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 3 3. You are working to prepare an argument that is both clear and concise. You have written several different sentences but need to select the option that best meets this requirement. Which of the following should be included in the final draft?

Question 4 4. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 5 5. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a strong reason to support the claim that Sarah Smith is the best candidate for mayor?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 8 8. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 10 10. Which is a strategy for ending with a general statement?

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Question 11 11. Common purposes in academic writing include:

Question 12 12. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 13 13. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Question 14 14. In what step of the writing process do you verify that you are addressing the correct question?

Question 15 15. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

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Question 16 16. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 17 17. Strong reasons ____.

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19. What should be in the middle of the concluding paragraph?

Question 20 20. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

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Question 21 21. What should come first in a conclusion?

Question 22 22. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 23 23. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 24 24. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

Question 25 25. Which part of an argument states the position to be argued?

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Question 26 26. Strong evidence ____.

Question 27 27. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

Question 28 28. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

Question 29 29. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 30 30. In an essay, what is a conclusion?

NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Arguments Chapter Exam Instructions

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