STAAR English II: The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

Question 2 2. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 3 3. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

Question 4 4. A call to action in the conclusion is most appropriate in a _____ essay.

Question 5 5. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 7 7. What is a complete sentence that identifies the main idea of a paragraph?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. A(n) _____ paragraph presents sentences in a logical order.

Question 10 10. What is the goal of the prewriting stage?

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Question 11 11. What is a good step to take when editing your paper?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What is sentence structure?

Question 14 14. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 15 15. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

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Question 16 16. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 17 17. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of passive voice?

Question 19 19. Using mapping as a prewriting technique allows you to _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

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Question 21 21. Which transition should be used for the following sentence: The man's attire and demeanor seemed intimidating at first. _____, as we began to speak I realized he was actually very kind.

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Why might a writer want to complete the introductory paragraph after the body paragraphs?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which of the following is NOT something you want to do before you write the rough draft?

Question 28 28. Which of the following should you NOT focus on during the revising stage?

Question 29 29. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 30 30. When you are freewriting, you shouldn't worry about

STAAR English II: The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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