ELA Intervention Post-Survey
What is the main function of a thesis statement?
Draws the reader’s interest
Introduces the topic
Establishes the essay’s main purpose
Includes everything the essay will talk about
Evaluate this thesis statement to determine whether it is strong or weak: John Steinbeck is an American author.
Evaluate this thesis statement to determine whether it is strong or weak: Because modern cinematic techniques have allowed filmmakers to get more graphic, horror flicks have desensitized young American viewers to violence.
An example of concrete details/evidence is:
C and D
Which of the following is not an example of concrete detail/evidence:
Cynthia Jones asserts that “cats are the best pet.”
Cats are the best pet because they are independent and can take care of themselves.
Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.
Cats have been domesticated for around 4,000 years.
Blended-in quotations are different from set-off quotations in that they:
Don’t use a comma before the quote
Usually use the word that after the signal phrase
Are built seamlessly into a sentence.
All of the above
Set-off quotations require which of the following elements:
A. A comma or a colon
B. A capitalized first word of the quote
C. The word that after the signal phrase
D. The author noted at the end of the sentence
A and B
Which of the quotes is formatted and set up correctly?
“Snails can sleep for three years without eating.”
In the article, Jane Smith writes, “Snails can sleep for three years without eating.”
“Snails can sleep for three years without eating” (21).
Which is not an example of reasoning/commentary?
Some people watch sports on TV.
Watching sports events in person is better than watching them on TV.
Watching sports events on TV is better because of the replays.
Attending a sporting event is more personal and engaging.
Commentary/reasoning comes from my own opinions or insight about a subject.
I believe that having good writing skills will help me in my future endeavors.
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