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The Writing Process for 10th Grade Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 2 2. In a body paragraph, the concluding sentence

Question 3 3. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 4 4. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 5 5.

Who would be the best intended audience for this paragraph?

The moon is not really made of green cheese. It is made of atoms found in rocks and dirt. Clouds are not made of cotton candy, but of atoms found in air and water.

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Question 6 6. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

Question 7 7. Why is identifying the audience important?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a question we should ask ourselves when editing the work of others?

Question 9 9. What two types of editing do we engage in when editing the work of others?

Question 10 10. Which one of the following might indicate that there's a potential problem with a thesis?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12.

From the following options, what suggestion would you make when editing the paragraph below?

'I love to hear the rain falling. It doesn't matter if it is reining hard or soft; I love it. I love what the rain represents - cleansing and nurturing for all of the Earth. The rain is amazing.'

Question 13 13. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

Question 15 15. Key terms in an essay question might include

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

Question 19 19. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. Should a thesis always be revised?

Question 22 22. The body paragraph is

Question 23 23. Who once famously said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.'

Question 24 24. It's particularly important to consider your audience when you write an argumentative paper because _____.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 26 26. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 27 27. In a body paragraph, the topic sentence states

Question 28 28. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 29 29. What key method can you use to determine major opposing views?

Question 30 30. A good personal essay _____.

The Writing Process for 10th Grade 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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