8th grade Grammar test one.

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The first step in effective writing is to
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Make a point
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The topic sentence is usually the first sentence of the paragrah.
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True
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One reason that specific details are essential in a paper is that they
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support and explain a writer’s point.
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Another reason that specific details are essential in a paper is that they
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support and explain a writer’s point
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Paragraphs that lack specific details are boring, contain repetition, and are general and vague.
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True
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A \”dead-end\” sentence cannot be developed into a paragraph because it is
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too narrow
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A topic sentence is made up of a limited topic and writer’s point about the limited topic..
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In the topic sentence, \”The middle child is often the neglected child of the family, the key word or words that express the writer’s idea about the topic is?
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Neglected
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Transitions function much like road signals.
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The third step in effective writing is to?
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Organize and connect the specific evidence of a paper
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Typical words that show time order are?
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First, next, then, and after.
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Which of the following are common word signals that show addition?
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Also, another, moreover
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what is the synonym for adjustments?
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adaptation
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examples of pronouns are?
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he, she, we, they, them, it
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Know the five steps in the writing process
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Asking questions such as \”where did it happen?\” \”who was involved?\” and \”what happened?\” is called?
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Journalist’s questions
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When you freewrite, you do not worry about spelling or punctuation.
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What are the four ways to make your sentences specific?
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Use exact names, Use lively verbs, use the five senses, and use adjectives and adverbs.
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Example of transitions.
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However, Consequently, Another, Next, Also, For one thing, First, Second, Thirdly, Finally, Last of all

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