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The Writing Process - Writing and Structuring an Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 2 2. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 3 3. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

Question 4 4. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 5 5. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

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Question 6 6. Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

Question 7 7. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 8 8. Why is it important to make an outline prior to writing an essay?

Question 9 9. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 10 10. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 11 11. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT good advice when searching for sources for a persuasive essay?

Question 13 13. Why is synthesis used in writing?

Question 14 14. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 15 15.

Theresa is a professor at a local university. Her student, Kevin, has content from the Journal of Sociology. The following is an example of how most of his essay appears to be written:

''The research clearly points out that 'While the level of crime has mostly gone down throughout the country, the level of violent crime in major cities has gone up. This trend is highly worrisome as the concept of the 'Criminal Triangle' identified by situation theory identifies that the largest problem is the presence of an able protector'''

Why would Theresa likely award him a low grade?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 17 17. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 18 18. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 19 19. A good personal essay _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

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Question 21 21. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 22 22.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

Question 23 23.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 24 24. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 25 25. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

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Question 26 26. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 27 27. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 28 28. When incorporating source material in your essay, you should _____

Question 29 29. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 30 30. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

The Writing Process - Writing and Structuring an Essay: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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