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Revising Essays for Accuracy & Style Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. Voice in writing must be:

Question 2 2. What will help the essay flow?

Question 3 3. What is NOT true about transitions?

Question 4 4. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences contains a mixed sentence structure?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following best defines 'editing for content'?

Question 7 7. Which of these is NOT an example of editing for content?

Question 8 8. A vague sentence is one that _____.

Question 9 9. What does a strong thesis have?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Question 12 12. What is self-assessment in writing?

Question 13 13. Why do we use transitions in writing?

Question 14 14. Why is it important to avoid common pitfalls in academic writing?

Question 15 15. Which of the following makes it easier to catch errors when editing for mechanics?

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Question 16 16. Which paragraph should have a thesis?

Question 17 17. What is a narrative?

Question 18 18. Voice in writing is:

Question 19 19. Why is self-editing so difficult?

Question 20 20. What type of change does this transition show? 'After Susan's mother dropped her off at school, she drove home.'

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Question 21 21. What is a good example of a specific noun?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best defines critical thinking?

Question 23 23. What is an example of a good, specific, precise verb?

Question 24 24. What is a technique for developing a voice as a writer?

Question 25 25.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

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Question 26 26. What might be a good transition word for a cause/effect essay?

Question 27 27. Why is self-assessment in writing important?

Question 28 28. Which of these is not a thing self-editing checks for?

Question 29 29. What might be a good transition word when writing comparison/contrast?

Question 30 30. 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.

Revising Essays for Accuracy & Style 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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