48. Choose the sentence that correctly uses parallelism.
A. In her English Composition class, Emma learned to read essays critically and she appreciated academic writing.
B. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
C. It was both a very long lecture and very boring.
D. Phillip and his friends found the concert offensive, and they also thought it was embarrassing.
49. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence?
A. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking—no, begging—for help.
B. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating oil has skyrocketed this year.
C. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.
D. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma’s rings; we later regretted it.
50. Both Ada and Phil are evaluating their thesis statements, topic sentences, and evidence. If Ada finds that her essay doesn’t have a thesis statement identifying the topic of the essay, she will reread the essay to determine the main point of the essay. If Phil finds that his essay lacks evidence to support his thesis statement, he will do additional research to find substantial evidence. Who is correctly evaluating and revising his or her essay?
A. Both Ada and Phil
B. Only Phil
C. Neither Ada nor Phil
D. Only Ada
51. In the process of revision, your main objective should be to
A. demonstrate correct grammar.
B. clarify your ideas.
C. establish proper tone.
D. explain your essay’s purposes.
52. Compound-complex sentences are typically used to express
A. emphasis and clarity.
B. academic integrity.
C. complicated relationships.
D. the relationship between the importance between ideas.
53. In order to demonstrate that one idea is less important than another, which type of sentence will Bernice use?
A. Compound
B. Compound-complex
C. Complex
D. Simple
54. Which of the following statements is true about an independent clause?
A. It can’t stand alone.
B. It begins with a subordinating conjunction.
C. It can stand alone as a complete sentence.
D. It contains only a verb, not a subject.
55. During revision, you should scan your paper for _______ words and replace them with concrete words or phrases.
A. formal
B. figurative
C. informal
D. general
56. Spotting errors as you proofread is easier if you
A. handwrite your essay.
B. use a clean printed copy each time.
C. reassess your marked-up copy.
D. read your work from the computer screen.
57. Which of the following figures of speech uses words such as like or as to make a direct comparison between two dissimilar things?
A. Metaphor
B. Cliché
C. Personification
D. Simile
58. Which of the following techniques would be best used to present constructive feedback on a draft of an essay to a peer?
A. Only write notes on the things you like about it
B. Rewrite sections for your peer
C. Concentrate on content and the message of the paper
D. Point out the negative aspects so your peer can improve End of exam
59. Reading your draft aloud, using peer review, and using a typed and printed copy are all examples of A. points of view.
B. patterns of development.
C. graphic organizers.
D. useful techniques for revision.
60. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence? Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and walked toward the frozen pond.
A. Subject, modifier, verb
B. Modifier, subject, verb
C. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb
D. Subject, verb, modifier

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