|Due By (Pacific Time)||01/09/2017 12:00 am|
Exam: 250394RR - Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills
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Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page
break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.
1. A claim based on merely one or two specific examples but applied widely as an overall statement about a
situation, topic, group, or even a single individual is commonly referred to as a/an
2. Because he's a diligent student who sincerely wants to improve his critical reading skills, Alphonse
records his summaries, responses, and questions about the various materials he's assigned to read in a/an
A. summary folder.
B. annotation notebook.
C. study guide.
D. response journal.
3. Annotating a text involves
A. distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting statements.
B. identifying key elements.
C. summarizing what you're reading.
D. jotting down your reactions to the material you're reading.
4. Word choices, sentence patterns, and other stylistic elements convey how an author feels about the topic
about which he or she is writing, an element of writing commonly referred to as
5. To synthesize means to
A. coordinate reading assignments with lecture notes.
B. record lecture notes while checking social media.
C. pull together ideas from your reading assignments, class lectures, and your own experience.
D. ask an instructor about required reading.
6. Previewing an essay or an article is a helpful way to
A. create a mental outline of the content.
B. determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
C. answer any questions you might have about the material.
D. distinguish between facts and misrepresentations.
7. How can you tell the difference between a compound sentence and a complex sentence?
A. A compound sentence isn't made of stand-alone clauses.
B. A compound sentence can be separated into two parts that can each stand alone.
C. Clauses in a complex sentence are always independent.
D. Complex sentences contain coordinating conjunctions that separate the clauses.
8. What is doublespeak?
A. Comparing two items using like or as
B. Using one thing to represent something else
C. The set of addition meanings or associations that a word has taken on
D. Language used to sugar-coat an unpleasant reality
9. In college-level, academic writing, you can expect to
A. have all your writing published.
B. use slang and idioms in all of your writing.
C. write in different forms or genres.
D. always write in the first person.
10. People with a/an _______ learning style are most likely to enjoy exploring a writing topic thoroughly
and completely, without restricting themselves by rules or requirements.
11. When the subject of a sentence is a collective noun, a/an _______ verb form must be used.
12. One way to demonstrate academic integrity is to
A. ask for help from an instructor.
B. use language similar to an original source.
C. collaborate with a classmate on a project.
D. give credit to sources you used in your writing.
13. Which of the following would typically require annotating?
A. Passages that have unimportant information
B. Passages that are easy to understand
C. Points that elicit an emotional response
D. The author's name
14. Which of the following is an example of an indefinite pronoun?
15. In the following sentence, to which antecedent does the pronoun refer?
After Denise went to the grocery store, she stopped at the gas station.
16. Which of the following statements about reading is true?
A. You should always read a text only once to learn by reading.
B. Print sources can be trusted.
C. You should always read all types of material the same way.
D. You have to sort through material and evaluate what you need to know.
17. A/An _______ phrase uses the present participial form of a verb, along with any modifiers, as a noun,
serving as a subject, object, or subject complement.
18. Personification, symbolism, similes, and metaphors are all examples of _______ language.
19. Once you've previewed an essay or other reading assignment, you can help yourself to enhance your
comprehension of the material by
A. immediately looking up words with which you were unfamiliar.
B. drawing conclusions based on your own experience.
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C. writing a response to what you've previewed.
D. formulating questions that will guide your reading.
20. Of the following, which correctly describes the complete predicate of a sentence?
A. The verb
B. The prepositional phrase
C. All of the sentence except the simple subject
D. All of the sentence except the complete subject
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