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SAT Writing: Planning and Writing Your Essay Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. You're checking over your SAT essay. You have 2 minutes left on the clock. You see a big problem: there's a whole example that you forgot to include! What do you do?

Question 2 2. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 3 3. Once you've completed brainstorming for an essay, you'll be ready to _____.

Question 4 4. Should you write a draft of your SAT essay?

Question 5 5. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

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Question 6 6. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 7 7. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 8 8.

Spot the error:

'John and I went to the abandoned casino, even tough we knew we weren't supposed to be in there.'

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 10 10. For a powerful essay, you should…

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 12 12. On the SAT essay, the main function of your outline is to…

Question 13 13. When you revise your SAT essay, you should…

Question 14 14. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 15 15. Brainstorming before you start writing your SAT essay…

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Question 16 16. Which of the following should you use to support your argument in an SAT essay?

Question 17 17. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 18 18. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 20 20. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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Question 21 21. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 23 23. You are writing an essay arguing that the age to get a driver's license should be raised to 18. Which of the following, if true, would be a useful and relevant supporting detail or argument?

Question 24 24.

Which of the following arguments or examples would support the position given:

'Practice does not always make perfect.'

Question 25 25. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

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Question 26 26. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 27 27. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 28 28. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership and has just finished the first two steps of brainstorming. Which of the products below demonstrate the best brainstorming method regarding the pros and cons of owning a pet?

Question 29 29. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 30 30. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

SAT Writing: Planning and Writing Your 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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