Reading and Understanding Essays: Help & Tutorial Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 2 2.

The word 'authenticity' is the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence. Why?

'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'

Question 3 3. True or False: The teacher is always the intended audience for a paper.

Question 4 4. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 5 5.

Who would be the most likely intended audience for the following paragraph?

The hybrid approach to integrated circuit design involves attaching two or more integrated circuit dies along with some discrete components in the same case. It is often, and desirably, transparent to the consumer whether the circuit is monolithic or hybrid. The hybrid integrated circuit is typically more costly than the monolithic structures.

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Question 6 6. What is the definition of 'gist'?

Question 7 7.

In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?

'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'

Question 8 8.

What is the gist of the following paragraph?

Losing weight takes major lifestyle changes. First, a person needs to change his/her diet to be healthier. Limiting processed and convenience foods like chips, fast food, candy, and soda is a good first step. Next, a person should incorporate more fruits and vegetables into his/her diet. Weight loss also takes exercise. An average person should aim to exercise for thirty minutes every day for weight loss.

Question 9 9. Who once famously said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.'

Question 10 10.

Read the following excerpt below from Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The Fall of the House of Usher.' Use the reading comprehension technique of foreshadowing to predict what will happen next:

During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.

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Question 11 11. Which is a way to challenge yourself in finding the gist?

Question 12 12.

'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?

'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'

Question 13 13. In step 3, you are advised to try to provide a summary of the piece to an individual unfamiliar with the writing. How would you explain the piece in this final challenge?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?

Question 15 15. Which of these statements about the audience is true?

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Question 16 16. In which of the following ways does getting the gist guide you through the process of reading?

Question 17 17. What is your best clue to the intended audience in an essay?

Question 18 18. What is the difference between audience and intended audience?

Question 19 19. What would you NOT focus on if you were peer editing for mechanics?

Question 20 20. Which of the following would you NOT comment on when peer editing for content?

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Question 21 21. A student finds herself constantly trying to figure out what the author meant when she reads sections of her textbook. Which of the following is NOT a way to improve her reading for the gist of the section?

Question 22 22. What is the last step in understanding the gist of a text?

Question 23 23.

What would be the BEST editing option for the paragraph below?

'Cars are one of the ways people all over the world travel. Transportation has changed a lot over the past 200 years. People travel at speeds most couldn't imagine 200 years ago. A distant land most could only dream of can now be traveled to by the average person in many countries.'

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 25 25.

How would you correct the homonyms in the following sentence:

Their is a house over they're, and it's roof is caving in.

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Question 26 26. Why is identifying the audience important?

Question 27 27.

Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?

'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'

Question 28 28. What is NOT a way of figuring out the meaning of a word in an essay?

Question 29 29.

Who would be the best intended audience for this paragraph?

The moon is not really made of green cheese. It is made of atoms found in rocks and dirt. Clouds are not made of cotton candy, but of atoms found in air and water.

Question 30 30.

Use context clues to determine the meaning of celerity.

The celerity of the accident made it hard to piece together the facts since it happened so quickly.

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