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Higher Education

Quiz for Chapter Two

Student Self-Grading Multiple Choice

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1. In the first stage of the revision process, ask yourself if you have addressed ________.

a) your professor
b) your audience and purpose
c) your grades
d) typos


2. In the second stage of the revision process, edit ________.

a) shifts in focus
b) the sentence
c) individual words
d) All of the above


3. In the third stage of the revision process, editing should include attention to ________.

a) proofreading
b) mechanical errors
c) typos
d) All of the above.


4. Allowing time between finishing a draft and its final revisions can help a writer gain perspective and ________.

a) confidence
b) objectivity
c) rhetorical power
d) attention


5. In assessing an audience, a writer must consider who the audience is by assessing interests and ________.

a) values
b) past lives
c) benefits
d) language


6. You can characterize an audience according to ________.

a) knowledge
b) interest level
c) the reader–writer relationship
d) orientation
e) All of the above.


7. Pre-writing helps you determine your thesis and your ________.

a) tone
b) diction
c) main points
d) abstract


8. Freewriting allows you to let your ideas flow without editing or ________.

a) censoring
b) feeling
c) breathing
d) determining


9. A ________ is a kind of graphic outline that represents complex, multi-layered plans or procedures.

a) map
b) flow-chart
c) ladder
d) pro/con list


10. If you recognize an underdeveloped point of argument, return to your ________.

a) research
b) readings
c) pre-writing strategies
d) thesis
e) All of the above.


Short Answer Questions

1.  ________-based prose is geared towards the audience the essay was designed for.


2. In the case of the essay-in-progress, you may find yourself reordering sentences, providing transitions, or working on other ________ activities.