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Unit 2 exam

Unit 2 exam study guide

QuestionAnswer
What is a topic sentence? a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs
What is a thesis statement? a statement that clearly identifies the topic of discussion
What does it mean to use academic, formal voice/tone? It means to speak in a way as if you were presenting an essay.
What makes an effective conclusion sentence? Include a brief summary of the paper's main points. Ask a provocative question. Use a quotation. Evoke a vivid image. Call for some sort of action. End with a warning. Universalize (compare to other situations). Suggest results or consequences.
What are the rules for subject-verb agreement? if a subject is singular, its verb must also be singular; if a subject is plural, its verb must also be plural.
What are transitions? When should they be used? Words used to change from one paragraph to another. At the end of a paragraph
What is a parallel structure? using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance.
What are the most common comma rules? Put a comma before a coordinating conjunction that separates two independent clauses.Put a comma after introductory words, phrases, or clauses in a sentence.Use commas to set off elements that interrupt or add information in a sentence.
What does it mean to us rhetoric? Rhetoric is defined by its function, not by a communication medium, topic, or social location.
What is bias? prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
What effect does the use of rhetoric have on the audience? Oftentimes, a rhetorical question is used to emphasize a point or just to get the audience thinking.
How can you identify the authors attitude? By identifying the authors word choice and the authors tone
How can you recognize a shift in tone? BY identifying the authors word choice
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