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Writing Styles & Techniques Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the 100 rule?

Question 2 2. How would you prepare to write a synthesis paper about 'The Effect of Texting on Student Language Skills'?

Question 3 3. When brainstorming on your own, which of the following should you do?

Question 4 4. When you only have fifteen minutes, how would you go about brainstorming ideas for a position paper on a controversial topic?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a benefit of group brainstorming?

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Question 6 6. If persuasive writing usually has a 'call to action' for the readers, what action would a magazine ad for a new face cream be calling for?

Question 7 7. If you wanted to write down the timeline of American government's history, which mode would be best used to recall the events?

Question 8 8. Which rhetorical mode uses facts to convince the reader?

Question 9 9. Say you are writing a novel and want to create really convincing characters. Which of the modes would you utilize to convince the readers of your character?

Question 10 10. Which of the following would be a good example of persuasive writing?

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Question 11 11. What is author's purpose?

Question 12 12.

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

Question 14 14.

Read the description and decide the author's purpose.

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

Question 15 15.

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

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Question 16 16. What is a danger of writing with literal language?

Question 17 17. Which of these is most likely to be written using literal language?

Question 18 18. Which of the following would you NOT find in literal language?

Question 19 19. What makes the following sentence figurative? 'The hot flame kissed the raw meat.'

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a form of figurative language?

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Question 21 21. What is a synonym?

Question 22 22. What is jargon?

Question 23 23. Which of these is the most appropriate and specific word to describe how to get peanut butter on bread for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

Question 24 24. Which of these does NOT describe what precise language is?

Question 25 25. Which of these is NOT a way to improve your precise language?

Writing Styles & Techniques Chapter Exam Instructions

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