Ohio Assessments ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 2 2. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 3 3. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 4 4. Which of the following best defines a primary source?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

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Question 6 6. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Question 7 7. When you have generated ideas and details for your paper, you must organize them so that you know which order you will write about them in your paper. What is this process known as?

Question 8 8. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 9 9. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 10 10. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

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Question 11 11. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 12 12. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 13 13. What should you do if you find two sources that don't agree with each other when it comes to definitions or statistics you need for your essay?

Question 14 14. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership and has just finished the first two steps of brainstorming. Which of the products below demonstrate the best brainstorming method regarding the pros and cons of owning a pet?

Question 15 15. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

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Question 16 16. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 18 18. A thesis statement

Question 19 19. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

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Question 21 21.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

Question 22 22. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 23 23. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 25 25. To write for your audience, you should consider _____

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Question 26 26. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 27 27. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

Question 28 28. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 29 29. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

Question 30 30. Rebecca is writing a research paper on the topic of cyber terrorism. She had to use both primary and secondary sources to back up her opinion. To develop her thesis she contacted a high-ranking local FBI agent who agreed to provide her with an interview. She also conducted a survey of her college to oversee their opinion on the topic. Lastly, in a Q&A session, she managed to obtain a comment from the deputy head of the NSA. She only cited the primary sources she used. Why is her paper incomplete?

Ohio Assessments ELA: The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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