• Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Ethan is writing a paper about public transportation in Los Angeles. Please read the following excerpt from Ethan’s thesis statement: Public transportation in Los Angeles pales in comparison to the only city larger than L.A. in the United States – New York City. This paper is going to explore the negative aspects of public transportation in LA, as well as provide some helpful solutions that can help solve this problem.” Which of the following options best describes Ethan’s thesis?
Correct Answers: c.

Ethan’s thesis should not include the phrase “This paper is going to explore…”

  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

When writing an essay, where should you put your thesis?
Correct Answers: a.

In the introductory paragraph

  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following paper titles looks correct?
Correct Answers: b.

Meat versus Man: A Look at Meat Consumption and its Impact on Mankind

  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

When you write essays, it’s important to make sure all of your information backs up your:
Correct Answers: b.

Thesis

  • Question 5

2 out of 2 points

Look carefully at the following two examples: #1) Jose likes going to the beach. 2) Jose loves splashing around in the warm turquoise water of Maui beaches, lying in the warm, smooth sand, and listening to his iPod as he stares at the gulls and birds flying through the air. What is the difference between the two examples?
Correct Answers: a.

The first example contains no specific detail, but the second example does

  • Question 6

2 out of 2 points

When writing, what words do we use to stand in for our subjects so we don’t constantly repeat ourselves?
Correct Answers: c.

Pronouns

  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

Look at the following sentence: Dogs are good companions. This thesis is …
Correct Answers: b.

Weak

  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

How many central points should a thesis statement include?
Correct Answers: c.

3

  • Question 9

2 out of 2 points

The first paragraph of your essay must completely stick to the facts and not have any sort of personal touch added to it.
Correct Answer:  False
  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Meg really wants to write a paper about the landfill in her town, a topic about which she feels very passionate. The only problem is that she’s not sure she has enough information to write an essay! What advice, if any, would you give Meg?
Correct Answers: a.

Tell her to create an outline so she can see just how much information she has and where the holes are so she can gather additional sources

  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Please look carefully at the following example: last weekend I woke up on Saturday morning and did my laundry. When I was finished my laundry, I walked my Dachshund, Larry. When Larry and I got back from our walk, I fed him and made a cup of coffee and an English muffin for my breakfast. After that I got all my camping gear together and drove up to Lake Tahoe for the night. What is this an example of?
Correct Answers: c.

Chronological order

  • Question 12

2 out of 2 points

If you are in a rush, you should skip the prewriting process entirely.
Correct Answer:  False
  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

When writing a thesis, try to:
Correct Answers: b.

Let your unique attitude, idea or point about the subject be reflected in your thesis, without the “I” of an opinion

  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

Please look carefully at the following options. Which sentence does NOT include a transitional word?
Correct Answers: c.

It is necessary for all Americans to volunteer on a regular basis. Doing so will help motivate other people to make a difference.

  • Question 15

2 out of 2 points

What’s the maximum amount of time it should take you to generate a thesis statement?
Correct Answers: d.

There is no formula to writing a thesis statement

  • Question 16

0 out of 2 points

When you have completed your prewriting, what should you do next?
Correct Answers: c.

Review your work and determine the focus of your essay

  • Question 17

2 out of 2 points

Your thesis statement should NOT be:
Correct Answers: a.

Overly broad or too specific

  • Question 18

2 out of 2 points

You should never create a title for your paper before you are finished with it
Correct Answer:  False
  • Question 19

2 out of 2 points

Please look carefully at the following words: Tired, sleepy, exhausted run-down. What are these types of words called?
Correct Answers: c.

Synonyms

  • Question 20

0 out of 2 points

Damian is writing an essay about his lizard, Barney. He begins the essay by talking about Barney’s favorite food – crickets, and how Barney gets so excited before he eats that he walks around on his hind legs. Next, Damian talks about the time Barney escaped from his cage and somehow wound up in his roommate’s bed. The next thing Damian describes is Barney’s coloring – which is Celtic green color with brown spots. What is the order of Damian’s essay an example of?
Correct Answers: c.

Emphatic order