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Parts of an Essay: Help & Examples Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 3 3. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 4 4. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 5 5. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 6 6.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 7 7. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 8 8.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

Question 9 9. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 10 10. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 12 12.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 15 15. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 17 17. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. 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 20 20. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Parts of an Essay: Help & Examples Chapter Exam Instructions

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