writer’s choice 12 english assignment, English homework help

1.  Select the letter of the stage of the writing process that matches the

    following definition:  delivering the finished writing to an audience

    a. prewriting

    b. drafting

    c. revising

    d. editing

    e. presenting

2.  Select the letter of the stage of the writing process that matches the

    following definition:

    making improvements in content, structure and style

    a. prewriting

    b. drafting

    c. revising

    d. editing

    e. presenting

3.  Select the letter of the stage of the writing process that matches the

    following definition:

    finding and researching a topic; defining a purpose and audience

    a. prewriting

    b. drafting

    c. revising

    d. editing

    e. presenting

4.  Select the letter of the stage of the writing process that matches the

    following definition:

    organizing and putting words on paper in rough form

    a. prewriting

    b. drafting

    c. revising

    d. editing

    e. presenting

5. Select the letter of the stage of the writing process that matches the

    following definition:

    checking for errors in grammar, spelling, and mechanics

    a. prewriting

    b. drafting

    c. revising

    d. editing

    e. presenting

6.  Individuals move through the five stages of the writing process

    a. in varied and unique ways.

    b. in exactly the same way

7.  Freewriting is the process of

    a. identifying your topic and planning your writing.

    b. writing without stopping, letting your ideas flow

8.  The prewriting technique of clustering produces

    a. groups of related words and topics.

    b. random, unrelated ideas and topics 

9.    During prewriting you should be sure to

    a. identify your purpose and your audience.

    b. write your introduction

10. The main idea, or focus, of your paragraph or essay

    a. must be carefully matched to your audience and purpose.

    b. determines the purpose of that piece of writing

11. You can use techniques such as clustering and freewriting to

    a. find details to support your main idea.

    b. organize your material into paragraphs

12. The supporting details and language that you choose are primarily

    influenced by

    a. your use of brainstorming and outlining.

    b. your audience and purpose

13. To show the benefits and shortcomings of different actions, use

    a. cause and effect.

    b. comparison and contrast

14. To write an article evaluating the various extracurricular activities at

    your school, you would probably use

    a. spatial order.

    b. order of importance

15. In a typical essay, the introduction usually

    a. presents the main idea and sets the tone.

    b. presents the ideas in chronological order

16. The way in which you organize your material should always

    a. follow a traditional structure.

    b. serve as a logical guide for you and your readers

17.  When a paragraph has unity, a strong topic sentence

    a. serves as the source from which all other sentences in the paragraph

       flow.

    b. always introduces the paragraph

18. Coherence in writing requires

    a. smooth transitions that link sentences and relate ideas.

    b. repeating sequences of ideas.

19.  After you complete your draft, you should

    a. never return to prewriting.

    b. reread and revise

20.  In the process of revising a draft, you should

    a. ask yourself questions to help evaluate and clarify your writing.

    b. restructure the introduction and conclusion first

21. Select the letter of the choice that is “not” true.

    The editing process

    a. includes checking the accuracy of grammar, mechanics, and spelling.

    b. follows revision of your draft.

    c. does not apply the practices of standard English

22.  Select the letter of the choice that is “not” true.

    To improve your effectiveness as an editor, you should

    a. try various strategies to find what works best for you.

    b. rely on tools such as a good dictionary and grammar handbook.

    c. be sure that your sentence structure does not vary 

23. Select the letter of the choice that is “not” true.

    Your personal editorial checklist should

    a. identify your most common errors.

    b. include spelling and mechanics but not structure and usage.

    c. help prevent you from overlooking details

24.    Select the letter of the choice that is “not” true.

    Using standard proofreading symbols

    a. lets you communicate clearly with other writers and editors.

    b. takes the place of making corrections in text.

    c. serves as a kind of editorial shorthand

25.  Select the letter of the choice that is “not” true.

    An example of a formal presentation is

    a. a journal entry.

    b. an article published in the school literary magazine.

    c. a speech written and delivered before the Parents’ Association

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