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Writing Research Papers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Jimmy is writing about the danger of driving and texting and has concluded by using a strong statistic which emphasizes the danger of such behavior. Sam wrote a paper on the same topic and used a strong quote to reiterate her conclusion, while Marta told an anecdote of her friend losing a son because of texting and driving. Which one of them used an effective way to conclude their paper?

Question 2 2. Joe is writing his conclusion on the topic of subsidized housing and has written the following: This is a topic of immense importance in deciding how we move forward. The key points are contained in paragraph two, while the thesis is presented throughout the essay. The relevance of this issue should not be ignored. Why should such a conclusion NOT be used?

Question 3 3. Leslie is writing a paper on global warming. She is considering discussing the point that environmental measures can be detrimental to the economy. Why should she include this issue?

Question 4 4. Peter is writing an essay on the dangers of alcohol. He has found a research article which argues for the legalization of marijuana. Why should or shouldn't he use it?

Question 5 5. Mike is writing a paper on the dangers of not paying your taxes. Which of the following would be the MOST relevant source to include?

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Question 6 6. Ryan used the following quote in his Economics 102 project: Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. He used that quote in regards to the 2008 Economic Crisis, yet he didn't add any explanation. Why is this NOT a good idea?

Question 7 7. James has started preparing his text by providing a full budget for his planned activities and has continued by completing a full review of the existing literature. He has also provided an abstract, which is a technical summary of his content. What does this BEST describe?

Question 8 8. Why can a thesis statement help with the organization of an essay?

Question 9 9. Revise the following: Like many oder schools the kennedy midle school hopes that most of it's students will atend college, Here is even a grantt wich allows best students not to be dependant on college loans for their tuition.

Question 10 10. What is a topic statement?

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Question 11 11. Ross is writing an argumentative essay. His thesis is: The amount of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, is unacceptable and large companies need to be held accountable. Which of the following is a probable topic sentence within this essay?

Question 12 12. Wendy has used the following sentence as her thesis: The number of car accidents which occur in New York due to texting is far too high and stricter measures need to be used to prevent further accidents. Which of the following can possibly be her main idea?

Question 13 13. Garry is writing an essay and has organized his introduction by starting with his thesis statement, then creating a bridge towards his attention getter. After that, he continues with the 3 paragraphs of his main body. Why should Garry's essay be revised?

Question 14 14. Rita is writing an essay on how to help people in poverty deal with substance abuse. Which of the following would be the MOST effective attention getter?

Question 15 15. What should be the last sentence of the introduction?

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Question 16 16. In response to the prompt: 'Should there be more restrictions on gun control?' Fred wrote the following thesis: 'It is my belief that the principles of the Constitution must be adhered to and that they should only be limited by the preservation of life and minimalization of casualties.' Why would Fred's teacher likely demand a review of the thesis?

Question 17 17.

Which of the following statements would BEST work as a thesis for the following prompt?

Do you believe that your state should legalize recreational marijuana?

Question 18 18. Amy is writing an essay for English 104. She would like to have a thesis that would both allow her to state her position and the reason why she took that position. Which of the following should she use?

Question 19 19. Rob is writing an essay on how to combat low turnout in political elections throughout the world. Which of the following should be one of his main body paragraphs?

Question 20 20. Martin is writing an essay using the 5-paragraph essay. Which of the following is NOT a key part of such an essay?

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Question 21 21. Jane has written an essay, but her teacher returned it so that she could make revisions regarding her thesis. Jane is viewing the guidelines and comparing them to what she has done. Which of the following is likely NOT on the guideline page?

Question 22 22. Paul is taking note of some of the sources which he used in order to write his essay. Some of the information he requires is the title of the source, its publisher, its author, as well as the credentials of the publisher and author. Why does Paul require all of this information?

Question 23 23. Jim is a teacher who has returned essays to four of his students so that they could earn a higher grade. Which of the following is an example of a revision, rather than an edit?

Question 24 24. Tom has decided he wants to write a paper on global warming. He is trying to decide whether he wants to persuade his readers or offer a unique perspective as somebody who has lived in many different countries. Which of the following BEST describes what Tom is trying to determine?

Question 25 25. What is the best way to ensure that the content of your paragraph is unified?

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Question 26 26. Sarah is writing a research paper and many of her colleagues think it's excellent. They just feel that some of her ideas are not sufficiently connected. The end of her third paragraph is: Our political system needs to be improved, the outdated electoral college system needs to be improved to avoid a new occurrence where the popular vote is ignored. Right after that sentence, the start of her fourth paragraph is: The issue of economic inequality is one of the driving forces of political division. We must find a way of overcoming the division and combatting crucial issues, such as health care and maintaining a sustainable economy. What mistake did she make?

Question 27 27. Seth is writing a research paper on tax evasion. Many of his colleagues believe that the way he has presented his ideas is strongly confusing. He starts out with a strong thesis but the way he develops it seems very confusing to them. What should he work on?

Question 28 28. Which of the following can be used as evidence for an essay?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a commonly used way to get the reader's attention in the introduction?

Question 30 30. Which of the following paragraphs should provide a roughly 5 sentence reiteration of key points made throughout the essay?

Writing Research Papers 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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