Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Deductive reasoning involves _____

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 4 4. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 5 5. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 7 7. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 8 8. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 9 9. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 10 10.

Consider the following paragraph:

I always vote for the National Party candidate in gubernatorial elections. This year, Sally Smith is the National Party candidate for governor, so I will vote for Sally Smith for governor this year.

Which type of reasoning is displayed in this paragraph?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the greatest value of using an alphanumeric outline?

Question 12 12. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 14 14. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 15 15. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

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Question 16 16. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 18 18. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

Question 20 20. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

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Question 21 21. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

Question 22 22. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 24 24. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 27 27. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 28 28. As you evaluate the effectiveness of a piece of deductive reasoning, you should first look for _____

Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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