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Written Expression Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are important considerations when writing a counterargument?

Question 2 2. What does it mean to 'refute' a counterargument?

Question 3 3. Facts or information that provide support are called:

Question 4 4. What should be avoided when refuting counterarguments?

Question 5 5. Each paragraph in a persuasive essay should start with _____, and then offer _____ to support it.

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Question 6 6. What rhetorical strategy is simply the acknowledging of the opposing perspective's arguments?

Question 7 7. Why do you need to know what a counterclaim might be?

Question 8 8. If a writer deconstructs the opponent's argument and proves it to be a fallacy, that is called:

Question 9 9. Sarah is about to ask her Mom for a new computer for college. She is preparing her argument, getting all her reasons together for why she needs a new computer. Sarah anticipates her Mom may say her old computer should do just fine, so Sarah spends time coming up with three reasons why her old computer won't be sufficient for her needs in college. What did Sarah anticipate from her Mom?

Question 10 10. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

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Question 11 11. What is a counterargument?

Question 12 12. Which part of an argument explains why?

Question 13 13. A justification for a position is called:

Question 14 14. One way to structure a persuasive essay is to offer one _____ per paragraph.

Question 15 15. Which type of refutation shows the opposing argument as peripheral?

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Question 16 16. How long should your counterargument be?

Question 17 17. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

Question 18 18. What rhetorical strategy faces an opposing argument head on and counters it with compelling evidence?

Question 19 19. If a writer presents new and compelling research as a refutation, what type of refutation is it?

Question 20 20. What word is a good one to use to ensure you are giving reasons and not just stating your position?

Written Expression 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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