Writing Skills Part 2 Penn Foster Exam Essay

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Writing Skills Part 2 1. Which sentence best describes clustering? A. You write down words or ideas that occur to you in no particular order. *B. You're generating words that suggest possible sentences or paragraphs. C. You write down words or ideas in chronological order. D. You're generating words that suggest possible themes for an essay. 2. Which of the following would be an appropriate way to add variety to your sentences? A. Use more close-up words. B. Make your sentences read like a spoken conversation. C. Add personal anecdotes. *D. Use questions and answers together. 3. Which one of the following sentences or phrases is most likely to be considered a cliché? A. How dead is a dead…show more content…
9. A cliché is a _______ expression. A. foreign B. new C. wordy *D. worn-out 10. Which is the best strategy to follow when you write a report or an essay? A. Get it right the first time and put it aside until it's due. *B. Work on it over a seven-day period and rewrite it at least twice. C. Write it in one sitting and revise it only once. D. Revise it over and over for at least three or four years. 11. A thesaurus is a book that's useful for finding A. frequently misspelled words. B. famous persons. C. definitions. *D. synonyms. 12. Freewriting is an exercise in which you A. rewrite an article in a magazine or newspaper. *B. write whatever your thoughts are in no particular order. C. write only grammatically correct sentences. D. revise and polish an essay. 13. Which of the following direct quotations is punctuated properly? *A. "Way to go, Sean," the coach shouted. "That was a great run!" B. "Way to go, Sean", the coach shouted. "That was a great run!" C. "Way to go, Sean", the coach shouted. "That was a great run"! D. "Way to go, Sean," the coach shouted. "That was a great run"! 14. A synonym is a word that's *A. similar in meaning. B. pronounced the same. C. opposite in meaning. D. defined in a thesaurus. 15. Find the sentence with the active voice. A. I was told by the chairman that the bill was passed by the

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