Practicing Analytical Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 2 2. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 3 3. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 7 7. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

Question 10 10. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 11 11. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 12 12. Janet's narrative leads up to the most important moment of her story, when she first saw the face of her newborn child. This type of moment in a narrative is known as the _____.

Question 13 13. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a step in writing a good argument?

Question 15 15. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

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Question 16 16. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 17 17. If you were trying to develop an ethical appeal to further engage readers, which of the following strategies would be the most successful?

Question 18 18. Most simply put, a narrative essay functions to _____.

Question 19 19. The portion of the evaluative essay where you establish the purpose of what you're evaluating is called:

Question 20 20. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

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Question 21 21. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

Question 22 22. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 23 23. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 24 24. One tool to make your evidence more effective is:

Question 25 25. Which of these characteristics has the MOST impact on the effectiveness of a narrative essay over all the others?

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Question 26 26. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 27 27. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 28 28. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 29 29. _____ are important to provide your reader with concrete descriptive terms.

Question 30 30. The main goal of a descriptive essay is to:

Practicing Analytical Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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