TOEFL Writing: Essay Writing Help Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. Which of the following would NOT make a good thesis?

Question 3 3. A good personal essay _____.

Question 4 4. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

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. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

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

Question 8 8. Which essays do not necessarily need a thesis, and why?

Question 9 9. Why is editing a crucial stage in writing a great essay?

Question 10 10. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

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Question 11 11. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 12 12. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 13 13. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 14 14. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT an example of a reliable source for an academic essay?

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Question 16 16. You are writing a paper for a class to persuade the professor and other readers of the value of using recycled paper. What type of appeal should you frame within the paper to achieve your goal?

Question 17 17. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 18 18. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 19 19. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 20 20.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Setting the legal drinking age at 21 seems unfair because you can serve in the military at 18.'

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Question 21 21.

Select the best revision of the following thesis:

'Apples are definitely better than other fruit.'

Question 22 22. While some may describe it as antiquated, why is the 5-paragraph essay still so widely used by writers?

Question 23 23. Once the clock has started on a timed essay, the first step should be:

Question 24 24. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Question 25 25. How should the introductory and concluding paragraphs be handled when writing a quick, great essay?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 28 28. Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

Question 29 29. How does a thesis statement help the reader?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

TOEFL Writing: Essay Writing Help 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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