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SAT Writing: Revising Your Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 4 4. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

Question 5 5. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

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Question 6 6. As you work on editing and improving the content of an essay that you've written, which of the following considerations is NOT important?

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

Question 8 8. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 9 9. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 10 10. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

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Question 11 11. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 12 12. 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.

Question 13 13. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 15 15. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

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Question 16 16. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 17 17. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 19 19. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

SAT Writing: Revising Your Writing 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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