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Chapter 2-A The Prewriting Stage Name____________
Read the following statements thoughtfully, then write T or F in the blanks (for true or
1.__ Prewriting means a method of planning.
2.__ Talking about your writing topic with friends is not a form of planning.
3.__ Reading newspapers and magazines for articles about your writing topic is a
4.__ Your workbook recommends four methods of prewriting, or planning.
5.__ Your text author recommends trying all the methods before choosing one.
6.__ Brainstorming is restricted to a period of about ten minutes.
7.__ The clustering method results in something like an informal diagram.
8.__ All four planning methods are similar in both the effort and the result.
9.__ Letting ideas flow in prewriting is the preferred method of instructors.
10.__ Errors in form (grammar, spelling, etc.) are unimportant in prewriting.
11.__ Branching involves working from left to right across a page.
13. __ Both branching and clustering emphasize helpful visual results.
14. __The techniques of clustering and branching produce helpful visual results.
Chapter 2-B The Prewriting Stage Name___________
Read the questions carefully; then circle the letter of the best answer.
The first step of successful writing is
A. writing the topic sentence.
B. planning and prewriting.
2. Prewriting provides you with several
3. Which prewriting methods produce a visual concept of your topic?
A. freewriting and brainstorming
B. brainstorming and branching
C. clustering and branching
4. You should choose a prewriting technique based upon
A. how much time it takes.
B. which one produces the most promising, related ideas.
C. the ideas that come to mind for writing the best-developed essay.
5. Clustering requires
A. writing from left to right across a page.
B. drawing a circle and writing the topic inside it.
Chapter 2-C The Prewriting Stage Name___________
Write definitions of the following terms according to your instructor’s directions.
6. recursive writing___________________________________________________
9. related ideas_____________________________________________________
10. final draft_______________________________________________________
Chapter Tests Answer Key
Chapter # 1-A
1. True 2. False 3. True 4. True 5. True6. False
7. False 8. False 9. True 10. True 11. True12. True
13. True 14. True
1. C 2. A 3. A 4. C 5. A6. A
7. C 8. A 9. C 10. D
1. evaluating, making necessary changes in unity, coherence, language
2. expanding, explaining, clarifying
3. searching for errors and other weaknesses
4. ideas in complete sentences about a single subject
5. generating ideas, finding a specific focus
6. elaborating on your ideas and expressing them in complete sentence form
7. moving backward and forward through the stages
8. group of words with a subject verb and expressing a complete idea
9. Essays are made of multiple paragraphs and develop a thesis more thoroughly.
1. True 2. False 3. True 4.True 5. True6. True
7. True 8. True 9. False 10. True 11. True12. True
13.True 14. True
1. B 2. B 3. C 4. B 5. B
1. Generating ideas, identifying a specific focus or direction.
2. One of many ways to develop first ideas on a subject planning.
3. Writing initial ideas in a vertical list, then further developing those ideas.
4. Writing all the related ideas about a topic within a set period of time.
5. Elaborating on your ideas, developing into full, correct sentences.
6. Moving backward and forward through your writing, improving, adding.
7. Developing all useful ideas into paragraphs and, finally, essays or more.
8. A group of sentences all related to and developing one main idea.
9. Ideas all connecting to one main idea.
10. Your completed paragraph or essay, in as good condition as you can make it.
1.True 2. True 3. False 4. False 5. False6. True
7. True 8. True 9. False 10. True 11. True12. False
14. False 15. True
1. C 2. B 3. A 4. B 5. C6. C
7. C 8. A 9. B 10. B
1. Arrangement based on physical location relative to other things.
2. The first complete version of your essay which you may show to others.