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The Writing Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not an appeal choice discussed in the video?

Question 2 2. Which one of the following is not an important component of writing?

Question 3 3. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

Question 4 4. As you construct your thesis statement, you can draw some fundamentals from

Question 5 5. Brainstorming involves which of the following techniques?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following represents the best example of dealing with disagreements in an argument?

Question 7 7. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 8 8. Inductive reasoning involves _____

Question 9 9. Which is the best phrasing to let the reader know that important information is coming up?

Question 10 10. When you consider the age, education level, or experience level of the people that might read your paper, you are trying to define your __________.

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Question 11 11. Common purposes in academic writing include:

Question 12 12. What does Logos mean in Greek?

Question 13 13. When brainstorming ideas for your paper, _____.

Question 14 14.

Read the following short paragraphs and identify what may be missing:

'Flowers are very well-liked in most parts of the world. There are many types of flowers.'

'Roses are one of the most recognized types of flowers. Roses come in a variety of colors. Roses are often bred to make even more unique colors.'

'Daisies are well-liked flowers. Daisies grow in various types of soil, so daisies are found in a lot of different regions.'

Question 15 15. What does it mean to give credit to sources you use?

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Question 16 16. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 19 19. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 20 20. You can make use of ideas that you generated during prewriting/brainstorming _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following does NOT add tone and voice to your writing?

Question 22 22.

What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

Question 23 23. Why is a thesis statement so important in writing?

Question 24 24. What part of the writing process includes looking at your essay that you have written in order to check and improve upon the organization, ideas, grammar, and mechanics?

Question 25 25. Which of the following sentences is intended to encourage a response from the reader?

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

Question 27 27. What is the first step in evaluating reasoning in an essay or article?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

Question 29 29. The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

Question 30 30. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

The Writing Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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