instructions this is a take at home timed exam

NSTRUCTIONS: THIS IS A TAKE-AT-HOME, TIMED EXAM. IT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY END OF CLASS. PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

A) IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT, NUMBER AND ANSWER EACH QUESTION ACCORDINGLY. ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES AND ALWAYS INCLUDE THE QUESTION IN YOUR ANSWER. FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR ANSWER TO QUESTION #1 SHOULD BEGIN: THE DEFINITION OF CRITICAL THINKING IS…….

B) THIS EXAM MUST BE COMPLETED AND EMAILED BACK TO ME AS AN ATTACHMENT BY THE END OF THIS CLASS PERIOD (12 NOON)—WHETHER COMPLETED OR NOT—(ANY GRADE IS BETER THAN A ZERO). THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. THE MIDTERM IS A FORMAL EXAM AND FORMAL EXAM RULES APPLY. IF NOT SUBMITTED WITHIN THE PARAMETERS FOR THE MIDTERM, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO. THERE ARE NO RETAKES! EXAMS SUBMITTED AFTER 12:00 p.m. WILL BE REJECTED.

C) YOUR SUBMITTED EXAM MUST HAVE THE MLA HEADING IN THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER.

D) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WHILE COMPLETEING THE EXAM, YOU MAY TEXT ME. OBVIOUSLY, I CANNOT GIVE YOU ANSWERS, BUT I WILL DO MY BEST TO CLARIFY ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

MIDTERM EXAM – SPRING 2010

1. What is the definition of critical thinking? (3 pts).

2. Explain the three aspects of a PERSONAL NARRATIVE essay (4 pts.).

3. Explain COMPARISON AND CONTRAST, and discuss the structural options of a Comparison and Contrast essay (10 pts.).

4. Explain the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing (6 pts).

5. Explain how a thesis statement differs from the theme (4 pts.).

6. Identify the punctuation errors in the following sentences by re-writing the sentences correctly without changing the meaning. (NOTE: two of the sentences are correct. Indicate which two these are on your answer sheet). (10 pts.):

a) Sheena never thought she would get a tattoo but she did after graduating high school.

b) Dorothy was 17 when she had her tonsils removed, the surgery was successful.

c) After looking at many designs she chose the purple rose wallpaper.

d) She chose the purple rose wallpaper after looking at many designs.

e) Her sister liked the tattoo but her mother fainted.

f) Because the forecast predicted rain, they cancelled the barbeque.g) The captain of the ship, who is only 28, gave the wrong longitude and the ship was lost at sea.

h) He had extra time to catch the train so he stopped for breakfast.

i) Jefferson wrote the play with help from his brother, it was a successful endeavor.

j) Bill and Mary were married yesterday they left for Hawaii this morning.

7. Explain the steps involved in the critical reading strategy (4 pts.).

8. What is the difference between a DEPENDENT (or subordinate) clause and an INDEPENDENT (or main clause)? Give an example of each. (8 pts.)

9. Define the following terms (6 pts.):

a) Expository writing

b) Descriptive writing

c) exemplification

10. Explain the difference between the STRUCTURE of an essay (how an essay is organized) and the PROCESS (the STEPS in writing an essay). (8 pts.).

11. What are the two parts of a concluding paragraph? (4 pts.).

12. List three rules of academic writing

 

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