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SAT Writing: Essay Writing Skills 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. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 2 2. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 3 3. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

Question 7 7. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 8 8. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 9 9. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 10 10. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

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Question 11 11.

Which transition words would best combine the following two sentences?

'John wanted to continue hiking, _____ Teyla agreed; _____, Rodney wanted to take a break for lunch.'

Question 12 12.

The sentence contains a comparison error. Pick the answer choice that fixes it:

'Competition for First Prize was fierce, but eventually Emily's dance routine received more points than Leslie.'

Question 13 13.

Pick the answer choice that best describes the tone of this quotation:

'Leave. Go anywhere. Go die in a cave somewhere, or live out the rest of your miserable life hiding under a rock. But get out of my sight.'

Question 14 14.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 15 15.

The sentence below contains a comparison error. Pick the answer choice that fixes it:

'Of the two science fair projects, Mark's is the most sophisticated.'

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 18 18.

Which of the answer choices identifies a major problem with the following sentence?

'However, considering the conditions that workers were compelled to face in the mid-19th century, it was perhaps not entirely unreasonable that strikes and other forms of protest should have begun among their numbers; additionally, when it is considered that wages were very low relative to the harsh conditions of labor, the workers' protests become significantly more justifiable to the modern-day observer.'

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 20 20.

Name the logical fallacy in the sentence below:

Either you support my plan for affordable housing, or you don't care about the poor.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 22 22. Why is it important to strike a respectful tone in your academic essays?

Question 23 23. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 24 24. 'I went to the store with Mark, we had originally planned to get cheese, but ended up bringing home half the snack food aisle, and we bought these new corn chips because they were on sale, but my mother ended up not liking them even with her favorite brand of salsa, but fortunately we'd also gotten some popcorn and she likes popcorn, so everyone had something to snack on.'

Question 25 25. Which of the following is a transition word that marks a change in direction?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of a broad generalization?

Question 28 28.

The following sentence is written from what point of view?

'I woke up to a buzzing whine from the bank of machines on my left, and the muted beeps and scuffs of hospital life drifting through the open door.'

Question 29 29. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 30 30. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

SAT Writing: Essay Writing Skills 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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