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Writing & Research Instruction Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the best way to introduce a source in your paper?

Question 2 2. What is the difference between paraphrase and summary?

Question 3 3. How is research writing different than other types of writing?

Question 4 4. Why is it important to follow the prewriting, writing and rewriting process when creating a technical document?

Question 5 5. Why is it important to determine a formatting style during the writing process?

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Question 6 6. Prewriting enables a writer to develop plan for communicating their message effectively. Once you have established a purpose for writing and identified your intended audience, what would you do next?

Question 7 7. If you are writing about the reasons the Revolutionary War occurred, what organizational pattern should you use?

Question 8 8. Which type of document is most likely to be written in order of importance?

Question 9 9. If you are writing an article explaining the similarities and differences between Microsoft and Apple, which pattern of organization should you use?

Question 10 10. What does the KWL strategy ask students to do?

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Question 11 11. Which method uses a series of statements or questions to predict and guide reading?

Question 12 12. What are content area classes?

Question 13 13. Why is the thesis statement such an important element of any essay?

Question 14 14. Which of the following should NOT be included in the conclusion paragraph of a 5-paragraph essay?

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.

Iza includes this statement in her essay:


I believe that college students should control all of their own finances because they possess the intellectual capability and emotional maturity to do so.


This is Iza's _____ statement.

Question 17 17. Allyne is writing an argumentative essay in favor of expanded women's rights in the workplace. Where should she include background information about the topic of women's rights in general?

Question 18 18.

Jared believes that the minimum wage should be higher. In his argumentative essay he addresses the view of opponents who claim that a higher wage will cause companies to hire fewer workers with this statement:


Though some think that a higher minimum wage will cut down on company hiring, a 2016 study of retail stores in Canada has shown otherwise, demonstrating hiring levels that remained the same in the wake of rising wages.


In this instance, Jared is using what is known as a/an _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an example of a creative response?

Question 20 20. Why is literature important?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a good example of a creative response to literature?

Question 22 22. Why would it be correct to assert that narrative essays can be thought of as slightly persuasive?

Question 23 23. In Jim's narrative essay about his family, certain parts are written in extreme detail, while others are written in more general terms. These differences illustrate the concept of _____ in a narrative.

Question 24 24. Janet's narrative leads up to the most important moment of her story, when she first saw the face of her newborn child. This type of moment in a narrative is known as the _____.

Question 25 25. Why are sources important to include in a paper?

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Question 26 26. Sales of new tablets in your company have declined each of the last three quarters. Management is looking for recommendations on improving sales in the next year, and want specific strategies outlined. What style of organization should you select for writing this report?

Question 27 27. Which term listed below is not an organizational pattern in writing?

Question 28 28. Which strategy uses only post reading strategies for reading and writing?

Question 29 29. Which of the following should NOT be included in a formal essay?

Question 30 30. How many paragraphs would you expect to see in a standard argumentative essay?

Writing & Research Instruction Chapter Exam Instructions

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