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Writing Arguments: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why should you structure your persuasive essay to fit your audience?

Question 2 2. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 3 3. Writing for a resistant reader is similar to a debate in that:

Question 4 4. What is the purpose of the conclusion sentence in a persuasive essay?

Question 5 5. If a person begins an essay by pointing out they are a researcher who has been studying this particular field for the past 18 years, what form of appeal is he or she making?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 8 8. Which of these is NOT slang?

Question 9 9. Which of the following elements should be restated in the last paragraph of a persuasive essay?

Question 10 10. Each paragraph in a persuasive essay should start with _____, and then offer _____ to support it.

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Question 11 11. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 12 12. What is the purpose of a persuasive essay?

Question 13 13. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

Question 14 14. Facts or information that provide support are called:

Question 15 15. Why is the consequence statement crucial in a persuasive essay?

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Question 16 16. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

Question 17 17. Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

Question 18 18. A justification for a position is called:

Question 19 19. What word is a good one to use to ensure you are giving reasons and not just stating your position?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

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Question 21 21. What is the most important thing in writing in a formal style?

Question 22 22. How many sentences should be used to summarize the main reasons and evidence at the end of a persuasive essay?

Question 23 23. Which part of an argument explains why?

Question 24 24. Why is the 'bridge' used?

Question 25 25. What is a contraction?

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Question 26 26. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 27 27. One way to structure a persuasive essay is to offer one _____ per paragraph.

Question 28 28.

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 29 29. The person who will read the piece is called the:

Question 30 30. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Writing Arguments: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1 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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