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Writing Knowledge & Proficiency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The acronym for the three main types of author's purpose is

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

Question 3 3. People write for many reasons. Some want to inform, others want to persuade while others aim to teach or train their audience. If you are concerned about what your readers think about you based on your writing, what does this represent?

Question 4 4. If you were asked to review a document for a colleague, how would you evaluate it for unity?

Question 5 5. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

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Question 6 6. What is author's purpose?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to know your reader's position with respect to yourself?

Question 8 8. Why should you care about your reader's perspective on an issue when you write?

Question 9 9. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 10 10. What does the concept of unity in a document do for the reader?

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Question 11 11. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 12 12. If you find that you've written more of a descriptive essay when you meant to write a persuasive essay, you should _____.

Question 13 13. Outlining the major points from your essay after writing the essay can help you _____.

Question 14 14. When you try to improve your thesis statement, you should _____.

Question 15 15. How should a technical report begin in order to provide focus and unity to the entire document?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. How can you go about staying on track while writing an essay?

Question 18 18. If you discover that one of your body paragraphs has gone off track and doesn't support your thesis, you should _____.

Question 19 19. How can a writer create unity among different paragraphs in a document?

Question 20 20. When you think about what level of knowledge your reader has about your topic, you should consider which of the following criteria?

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Question 21 21.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A story about a family trying to stick together and survive through the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s.

Question 22 22.

Read this description and decide the author's purpose.

A section in a history book describing the conditions and causes of the Great Depression in the Midwest in the 1930s

Question 23 23. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 24 24.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

An article that argues an IPOD music player is better than a ZUNE.

Question 25 25. What is the purpose of writing a topic sentence within every paragraph of a report?

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Question 26 26. What should you consider to ensure that you're writing effectively for your audience?

Question 27 27. If you find you've simply described your topic in a paragraph rather than providing an argument, you should

Question 28 28. How can writing an outline before writing a response to an essay question be helpful?

Question 29 29. It's a good idea to develop a one-sentence response to essay questions because

Question 30 30. Unity of content and form means _____

Writing Knowledge & Proficiency 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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