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Writing Structure & Organization Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The cause and effect organizational structure is...

Question 2 2. What is the structure of a story?

Question 3 3. When an author organizes an informational text using the cause/effect structure, what should he or she focus on?

Question 4 4. If the problem/solution organizational structure is used by a journalist, he or she...

Question 5 5. Why is it important to know and look for signal words in an informational text that organizes information using a sequence of events or steps?

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Question 6 6. Which topic below should be organized using the sequence of events structure?

Question 7 7. Nonfiction texts, such as news articles, scholarly journal articles, and readings from textbooks, are all considered expository texts. Authors of these informational texts organize their ideas by using basic organizational structures, such as:

Question 8 8. Jim is writing a news article about the causes of a local recession. What signal words is he most likely to use in his article?

Question 9 9. For visual learners who learn well using illustrations, diagrams, and charts, what can be used to help them better understand and process information from a reading selection?

Question 10 10. In an informational text that is organized using the sequential steps structure, each main section...

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Question 11 11. In order to fully comprehend and retain the information covered in a reading selection, a reader should...

Question 12 12. Can one informational text, such as a news article, contain more than one type of organizational structure? Explain why or why not.

Question 13 13. In order to avoid distracting sentences meant to merely engage readers rather than inform them about the topic being studied, readers need to be actively engaged with the text by:

Question 14 14. Why is it important for readers to be able to identify the type of organizational structure used in an informational text?

Question 15 15. Why is structure so important in writing fiction?

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Question 16 16. In order to identify the problem and solution structure in a text, the reader needs to look for...

Question 17 17. What are some of the signal words used to show that the sequence of events or steps structure is being used?

Question 18 18. Which is the correct order to a narrative structure?

Question 19 19. If a scholarly journal article includes signal words, such as: 'then', 'later', and 'finally', what type of organizational structure is being used?

Question 20 20. Which of the following literary elements are NOT included in structure?

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Question 21 21. Which news article title below suggests that the problem/solution structure will be used to organize information?

Question 22 22. Why is it important to be able to recognize signal words when reading an informational text that has the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 23 23.

Complete the sentence:

When a sequential pattern of organization is used, __________.

Question 24 24. What are some examples of signal words and phrases used in an informational text that uses the cause/effect organizational structure?

Question 25 25. Which news article title hints at the cause/effect organizational structure?

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Question 26 26. An author creating a structure is NOT similar to:

Question 27 27. Being able to identify the problem and solution structure helps readers better comprehend and remember the information covered in a reading selection because they have to:

Question 28 28. Why is it important for readers to know how to arrange ideas from a reading selection in an outline?

Question 29 29. When readers are able to organize information from a text into a hierarchical structure, it shows...

Question 30 30. What are some of the signal words and phrases used to help the reader recognize that the problem and solution structure is being used in a text?

Writing Structure & Organization Chapter Exam Instructions

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