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The Writing Process: Revision & Improving Your Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 2 2. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 3 3. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 4 4. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

Question 5 5. Unity of content and form means _____

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Question 6 6. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

Question 7 7. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 9 9. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

Question 10 10. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

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Question 11 11. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 12 12.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

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Question 16 16.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 17 17. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 18 18. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 19 19.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 20 20. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

Question 25 25. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

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Question 26 26. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 27 27. What should an evaluation checklist include?

Question 28 28.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

Question 29 29. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 30 30. 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.

The Writing Process: Revision & Improving Your Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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