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SAT Writing - Parts of an Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Rebecca is writing a final essay for her English 101 class. The teacher failed to provide students with an effective question to which she could respond with a thesis. What should she do?

Question 2 2. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 3 3. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements best defines the main idea of an essay?

Question 5 5. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 7 7. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

Question 8 8.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 9 9. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 10 10. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 11 11. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 13 13.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

Question 14 14.

Identify the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

There are many who believe that healthcare is a basic human right. I strongly disagree. Life, food, shelter, and the right to pursue happiness (whatever that means) may be human rights, but little else. But when we talk about whether this country should have universal healthcare for its citizens, we are not discussing basic human rights. No, access to universal healthcare is instead the moral obligation of any society that dares to call itself 'civilized.'

Question 15 15. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

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Question 16 16. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 17 17.

Pick out the thesis in the paragraph that follows:

Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe, and Oscar Wilde were all great artists who died penniless. They are far from the only ones. In fact, to compile a list of all of the artists now considered classics who never made much money from their work would take ages. Given this, we should perhaps assume that the path to making great art requires you to be penniless. But this is a human flaw of romanticism triumphing over reasoning. Success in art requires the same as success in life - good business sense and luck. It's mere coincidence that many artists rarely have either.

Question 18 18. Where are topic sentences generally found in writing? Why?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

Question 20 20.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

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Question 21 21. Which answer choice below BEST demonstrates a descriptive title?

Question 22 22. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 23 23. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 24 24. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 25 25. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 26 26. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 27 27. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 28 28. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 30 30. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

SAT Writing - Parts of an Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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