English 1010 Pre-Test -- FA18
This is the department pre-test to be taken the first week of the semester. Every student in every section of English 1010 and 1010D will take this same test. Data is collected and reported in the aggregate, but no names or student numbers will be used in the reporting. The form asks for your name and student number simply so your instructor knows you took the test. You will take a similar test (i.e. "post-test") at the end of the semester.
Student ID Number (a.k.a. "D Number")
Which class are you enrolled in?
Which section are you enrolled in?
How would you classify yourself as a student?
First-Time Traditional (you graduated from high school within the last three years)
First-Time Nontraditional (you took a few years off after high school and are now starting college)
Returning Nontraditional (you took a few years off of college and are now starting again)
International (you are in the U.S. on a temporary visa to attend school)
High-school Student (you are taking this course as concurrent enrollment or Success Academy)
What grade do you expect to receive in this course?
A or A-
B+, B, or B-
C+ or C
C- or less
How confident are you in your ability to write college-level papers?
In what area do you feel you need the most help with academic writing?
Understanding the writing process
Writing full-length essays that are interesting
Editing sentences for grammar, usage, and mechanics
Finding and incorporating sources into my papers
If this course were optional, would you have still registered for it?
Before taking this course, did you take English 0990?
Is this your first, second, or third attempt at taking English 1010 or 1010D?
Which steps most accurately depict the "writing process"?
Writing and Editing
Pre-Writing, Writing, Revising, and Editing
Brainstorming, Drafting, and Revising
Data Collection, Drafting, Peer Response, and Editing
Editing and revising are basically the same thing.
A research paper formatted to MLA standards should include what?
A bibliography page
A works-cited page
A references page
An annotated-bibliography page
Rephrasing someone's quote using your own words is known as what?
Which is an example of first-person point of view?
While one might not agree with the methodology, one should not simply dismiss the findings.
While you might not agree with the methodology, you should not simply dismiss the findings.
While I might not agree with the methodology, I should not simply dismiss the findings.
While she might not agree with the methodology, she should not simply dismiss the findings.
Which statement about thesis statements is true?
A thesis statement should never appear in the second paragraph.
A thesis statement should always appear in the final paragraph.
A thesis statement should contain the main point of the essay.
A thesis statement should be vague enough to make your paper edgy or mysterious.
Essays generally are nonfiction.
Which are typical rhetorical modes used in college papers?
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, and Adventure
Research Papers, Book Reports, Proposals, and Cover Letters
Audience, Purpose, and Genre
Narration, Summary, Comparison, and Division
A peer-reviewed article published in an academic journal is considered to be what?
A scholarly source
A popular source
The .edu website designation means that the articles and webpages found within can be considered "scholarly."
The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as your own is known as what?
A hasty generalization (coming to a conclusion based on limited information) is an example of what?
An Audience Appeal
A Logical Fallacy
A Sentence Fragment
Which sentence is grammatically correct?
As soon as this semester is over, I am going to take a vacation.
As soon as this semester is over I am going to take a vacation.
As soon as this semester is over--I am going to take a vacation.
As soon as this semester if over; I am going to take a vacation.
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