Ohio Assessments ELA: Essay Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 2 2. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a sentence fragment?

Question 4 4. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 5 5. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

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Question 6 6. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 7 7. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 8 8. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 9 9. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 10 10. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

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Question 11 11. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 12 12. Peter is creating an outline for a paper on ecotourism and decides to use a formal outline format. You would expect Peter's outline to _____.

Question 13 13. A writer would MOST LIKELY use a call to action in the _____ of their essay in order to _____.

Question 14 14. When would summarizing your main points in your conclusion be particularly useful?

Question 15 15.

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?

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Question 16 16. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 17 17. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 18 18.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 20 20. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 21 21. What type of information or support would be included within a logical appeal?

Question 22 22. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 23 23. One should focus on _____ during the outlining process.

Question 24 24. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 25 25. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

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Question 26 26. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 27 27. How would an emotional appeal be made?

Question 28 28. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 29 29. You can draw many of the points for your outline from _____.

Question 30 30. Where would you TYPICALLY expect to find an essay's thesis statement?

Ohio Assessments ELA: Essay Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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