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PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is an author's purpose?

Question 2 2. Which of these is not one of the five senses?

Question 3 3. What is audience in terms of an essay?

Question 4 4. In writing descriptive details, what does specific mean?

Question 5 5. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

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Question 6 6. When writing a paper, how do you go about making the reference material you've used your own?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Imagine you're writing an essay about a character in a book. The character's name is Bob. You're arguing that Bob is angry at his friend, Joe. Which of the following quotations from the book could you bring up as evidence?

Question 9 9. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 10 10. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an important step to remember when using the new-found knowledge from your reference material?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

Question 13 13. In writing description, what does concrete mean?

Question 14 14. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 15 15. Which is an example of purpose in an essay?

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Question 16 16. In which of the following scenarios is giving a brief response NOT ideal?

Question 17 17.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

Question 18 18. Peter is referencing a study in the Journal of Anthropology for his History 102 paper. Why is this an example of a secondary source?

Question 19 19. Gail wants to see firsthand how potential customers will respond to her company's new handheld electronic device. What kind of research would most likely give Gail the information she needs?

Question 20 20. What is the first thing you should do in formatting your position statement?

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Question 21 21. How would an emotional appeal be made?

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 23 23. A simile is:

Question 24 24. 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 25 25.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 28 28. The topic of your essay is somewhat controversial, but you want readers who disagree with your opinion to continue reading. Which of the following sentences would most likely encourage their continued attention?

Question 29 29. Why is a topic like 'Pollution is bad for the environment' not a good idea for a position statement?

Question 30 30. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

PECT PAPA: Writing Strategy Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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