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Writing & Structuring an Essay - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. What is an anecdote?

Question 2 2. A call to action in the conclusion is most appropriate in a _____ essay.

Question 3 3.

The following quote from a teenage girl, about her experience with cyberbullying, was reported by professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin.

'It makes me hurt both physically and mentally. It scares me and takes away all my confidence. It makes me feel sick and worthless' (Hinduja, 2010)

Why is the quote an effective attention getter?

Question 4 4. How is the thesis statement used in the conclusion?

Question 5 5. A well-developed body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 7 7. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

Question 9 9. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 10 10. Why is the 'bridge' used?

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Question 11 11. How can the use of a quotation in the conclusion be helpful?

Question 12 12. If you choose not to effectively refute potential opposing views, what is a possible outcome of your writing?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. A good personal essay _____.

Question 15 15. A coherent body paragraph is one that _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the best approach to take while creating a story?

Question 17 17. What is the significance of using emotion in the conclusion?

Question 18 18. Why should you have a clear purpose when writing a personal essay?

Question 19 19. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 20 20. Why should your 'scope' in a personal essay, in which you support or oppose a specific point, be narrow?

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Question 21 21. What would be considered appropriate evidence in support of an argument?

Question 22 22. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

Question 23 23. Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

Question 24 24. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 25 25. You might write about your own personal experiences in a personal essay in which you support or oppose a specific point because _____.

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Question 26 26. How are transitional sentences important in achieving coherence in body paragraphs?

Question 27 27. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

Question 28 28. To help yourself stay on track while writing a personal essay, it can be useful to _____.

Question 29 29. A unified body paragraph is one that _____.

Question 30 30. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

Writing & Structuring an Essay - AP English: Homeschool Curriculum 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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