Composition Practice Tests

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1. 1. Composition Planning:1. What’s the most important aspect of planning a composition?
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2. 2. You need to choose a topic that is …
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3. 2. Credible Information Sources1. Which of the following can help you decide if a source is ‘credible’?
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4. 2. Why is evaluating a source particularly important on the Internet?
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5. 3. Drafting a Thesis Statement1. Choose the best thesis statement:
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6. 2. Choose the best thesis statement:
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7. 4. Drafting Body Paragraphs1. Why do writers often start by writing the body paragraphs?
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8. 2. Which of the following should not be in the body paragraphs?
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9. 5. Drafting Conclusions1. The best way to make a conclusion memorable is by …
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10. 2. The conclusion should NOT …
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11. 7. Five Part Essay1. Which is NOT true about a 5-part essay:
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12. 2. The center part of an essay can be arranged as Body 1, Body 2, Body 3 or …
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13. 8. General Revision and Proofreading1. General revision involves evaluating what aspects of the paper?
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14. 2. Which of the following is the best description of the proofreading process?
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15. 9. Introduction1. The introduction to a paper should NOT …
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16. 2. The purpose of the introduction is to …
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17. 10. Introduction II1. If the introduction is poorly written or contains errors, the reader will expect …
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18. 2. The ‘attention-getter’ can be …
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19. 11. Looking For Mistakes [Proofreading]1. You should wait before asking someone to proofread your paper because …
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20. 2. One good method to proofread is to …
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21. 12. Making Your Paper Professional1. Which of the following will NOT make your paper look professional?
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22. 2. The format for a paper is often …
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23. 13. Methods to obtain coherence in writing1. All of the following can help your writing to be more coherent except …
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24. 2. Which of the following sentences does NOT use parallel construction?
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25. 14. Order of Sections in a Draft1. Why should you write your paragraphs in order?
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26. 2. When should you decide the final structure of your paper?
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27. 15. Organizational Methods to Structure TextAre the following statements True or False?

______ 1. Inductive and deductive presentations of ideas are basically organized the same way.

 

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28. Are the following statements True or False?

______ 2. The same organization can be used for both compare/contrast and pros/cons.

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29. Are the following statements True or False?

______ 3. Cause and effect organization presents events/facts in the order that they happened.

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30. Are the following statements True or False?

______ 4. You can use any method for any thesis as long as you keep your ideas coherent.

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31. 16. Organization in a Paper1. Spatial organization is used to describe …
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32. 2. The most important thing in organizing your thoughts is …
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33. 17. Outlining1. Outlines are …
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35. 18. Revising and Editing1. Revising and editing involves …
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36. 2. Which of the following is NOT part of revising and editing?
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37. 19. Rhetorical SchemesIndicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______ 1. “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears/I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him” (Shakespeare)

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38. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______  2. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, … it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…” (Dickens)

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39. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______ 3. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” (Dale Carnegie)

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40. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______ 4. “we loved with a love that was more than love/I and my Annabel Lee” (Poe)

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41. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______ 5. Man proposes, God disposes. (Spanish proverb)
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42. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______  6. “The world will little note … what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” (Lincoln)

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43. Indicate if the following examples illustrate Parallelism, Repetition, or Antithesis.

______ 7. “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse” (Shakespeare)

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44. 20. Writing a Response to the Text1. When you respond to a text you need to …
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45. 2. All discussion, argument, or defense should …
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46. Transitions in Writing1. Transitions in writing help the reader …
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47. 2. The main function of transitions is to …
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Many tests require you to write your essay. You must be very clear in writing a thesis statement, and your introduction must be clearly stated as well. After the introduction, you must write some four to six paragraphs that include supporting arguments, followed by a paragraph that includes your conclusions. To jot down some rough notes, you will receive an erasable tablet.

You must write your essay based on, usually, two documents that include opposing opinions, and you will need to analyze the provided source materials, and be able to  write  an analytically proper response. You should demonstrate your ability to read and comprehend the provided source material, to analyse it critically, and come up with a well-rounded response that’s based on the provided materials in the source text.

Your essay needs to include an analysis of both conflicting positions, as well as an explanation of your point of view, and you need to defend your point of view using facts from the provided source material. On writing your essay, you should pay attention that it is really a series of paragraphs that are interconnected on the one given topic. It is important that not only your essay includes an introduction and a conclusion, also the various paragraphs must come with introductory and concluding sentences.