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SAT Writing: How to Write An Argument Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What role does a premise serve in your argument?

Question 2 2. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 3 3. How is tone conveyed in a piece of writing?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 5 5. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

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Question 6 6. What does 'logos' mean in Greek?

Question 7 7. Why would an author use ethos to appeal to their audience?

Question 8 8. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 9 9. Which of the following words often indicates a conclusion:

Question 10 10. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

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Question 11 11. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

Question 12 12. Which of the following words might indicate a premise:

Question 13 13. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 14 14. Steve wants to write a convincing argument supporting the need for reducing carbon emissions from cars. Which of the following is NOT an approach he should use to write a good argument?

Question 15 15. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 17 17.

What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

Question 18 18. In the context of philosophy, which of the following best describes an argument?

Question 19 19. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 20 20. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 21 21. Common purposes in academic writing include:

Question 22 22. You have completed the steps to organizing a great argument and are ready to write the essay. Which of the following should you AVOID doing while writing the piece?

Question 23 23. The art of rhetoric is _____

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 25 25. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

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Question 26 26. In philosophy, what method is typically used to reach a conclusion?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is not an appeal choice discussed in the video?

Question 28 28. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 30 30. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

SAT Writing: How to Write An Argument Chapter Exam Instructions

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