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Timed Essay Writing Chapter Exam

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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Question 1 1. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 2 2. Key terms in an essay question might include

Question 3 3. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 4 4. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Question 5 5. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

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Question 6 6. Before writing the essay, an 'organized roadmap' or gross plan is essential. Which step leads to this plan?

Question 7 7. The best way to deal with panic when aiming to write a great, timed essay is to:

Question 8 8. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

Question 9 9. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 10 10. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

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Question 11 11. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 12 12. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an example of a heterograph?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 15 15. Sarah has just completed writing a paper. She is now spending time making sure that her subjects and verbs always agree, that she is using active voice instead of passive voice, and that she has good variety in her sentence structure. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 16 16. It's a good idea to understand your weaknesses when it comes to writing because _____

Question 17 17. Why is it a good idea to think about how essays are structured?

Question 18 18. As you review your practice essay in order to evaluate it, you should _____

Question 19 19. Why should you learn how to evaluate your own essays?

Question 20 20. Fundamental essay building blocks include _____.

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Question 21 21. You are writing a standardized test essay arguing that not everyone always gets what they deserve. Which of the following would be a good piece of supporting evidence?

Question 22 22.

Fructose from whole foods does not seem to be harmful. Consumption of whole fruit is associated with lower mortality.


The first sentence is the author's main argument, and the second is a piece of evidence. Pick the sentence that would connect the evidence to the argument.

Question 23 23. Why is it important to include evidence in support of your arguments when writing?

Question 24 24.

Once they have taken over NASA, we believe that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA. The aliens have been meeting in the middle of the night and current intelligence includes encrypted transmissions (see figure A) indicating such a plan.


In the excerpt above, what constitutes good evidence that the aliens are planning to infiltrate the CIA? why?

Question 25 25. You have written an essay in which you claim that 'Southern Georgia was once the home to an underground civilization.' Which of the following provides the BEST evidence in order to convince your reader? Why?

Timed Essay Writing 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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