Revising an Essay Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One of the two most important steps in editing an essay is editing for content. What is the other?

Question 2 2. What do you call reviewing the work of another writer?

Question 3 3. When editing essays, it is a good idea to watch out for _____, such as right and rite or their and there.

Question 4 4. A friend has asked you to edit his essay for problems with spelling and grammar. He has also given you the information about the required word count and margin size and asked you to check if it's within the prescribed rules. This means that your editing is focused on which of the following?

Question 5 5. Frank is self-editing one of his essays. He knew that he should allocate at least 10-15% for editing so he had no time constraints. He also took a short break of 5-10 minutes to go make a coffee and so that he could review his work from a fresh perspective. After an initial review, he read his entire essay aloud to see if the sentence structure and other elements sounded good. Which of the following would you advise Frank to make his self-editing more productive?

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Question 6 6. What are the three purposes of essays?

Question 7 7. What needs to be changed about the following sentence? 'The best think about my summer vacation was the trip to the Gran Canyon.'

Question 8 8. Which of the sentences is without errors?

Question 9 9. What corrections should you make to this sentence? 'If you were hear you're room would have been the center off attention.

Question 10 10. Inductive and deductive reasoning are the common approaches an author can use to reach a conclusion. Which of the following is correct regarding inductive reasoning?

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Question 11 11. Evidence that supports the claims being made is most important to which of the following?

Question 12 12. Doing your own proofreading, and using your computer's spelling and grammar check features are good ways to catch errors in your essay. What other strategies help eliminate errors?

Question 13 13. Which sentence needs correction?

Question 14 14. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 15 15. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

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Question 16 16. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 17 17.

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?

Question 18 18. What is the first step in editing an essay written by another writer?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 23 23. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 24 24. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 25 25. Deductive reasoning involves _____

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 27 27. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 29 29. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 30 30. A deductive pattern is more common than an inductive pattern in student writing because _____

Revising an Essay 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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