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Outlining & Summarizing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When listing the events of the story, what should you keep in mind when choosing what to list?

Question 2 2. A story that's as long as 'The Tell-Tale Heart' can be objectively summarized in about how many sentences?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is something you want to be sure to include in your objective summary?

Question 4 4. When you write the events you'll want to paraphrase them. Paraphrasing means...

Question 5 5. If you're asked to write an objective summary, which of the following should you avoid?

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Question 6 6. What should you do with the outline once you have written it?

Question 7 7. Why should you add commentary to the outline of your essay or research paper?

Question 8 8. Which kind of outline list uses circles and lines to help you organize your ideas?

Question 9 9. Which kind of outline list uses Roman and Arabic characters as well as capital and lowercase letters to help you organize your ideas?

Question 10 10. Why should a writer create an outline for his or her paper?

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Question 11 11. Which step involves wrapping up the summary with a recap of the author's main argument or purpose?

Question 12 12. What step involves writing a sentence to introduce the main topic of the original article?

Question 13 13. With regards to written works, which term refers to a brief account or recap of the author's main points, ideas or concepts?

Question 14 14. Which is the correct order of the steps to writing a summary?

Question 15 15. What term refers to the reasons and ideas that back up the author's main point?

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Question 16 16. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 17 17. You have been given an assignment to write a paper about the causes and effects of global warming. You need to develop an outline that will assist you in drafting a comprehensive analysis of the topic. So far, you have collected research on a general definition of global warming, loss of woodlands, industrial emission and personal energy consumption. You have already written a title and a thesis statement. Based on your topic, which of the following would be the most appropriate choice for your first topic sentence or Roman numeral number one?

Question 18 18. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 20 20. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

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Question 21 21. What amount of text can be paraphrased?

Question 22 22. Paraphrasing is:

Question 23 23. In paraphrasing, what purpose do citations serve?

Question 24 24. When paraphrasing, in order to avoid plagiarism you must:

Question 25 25. When paraphrasing,

Outlining & Summarizing Chapter Exam Instructions

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