The Norton Field Guide To Writing With Readings And Handbook: Chapter 12 - Reporting Information

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The Norton Field Guide To Writing With Readings And Handbook: Chapter 12 - Reporting Information - Quiz

The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook: Chapters 12 - Reporting Information

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  • 1. 

    What is textspeak? 

  • 2. 

    Elaborate on how the essay "Does Texting Affect Writing?" uses facts and statistics. 

  • 3. 

    What conclusion does author Michaela Cullington come to about texting within the essay "Does Texting Affect Writing?"? 

  • 4. 

    Discuss how biology is broken down in the essay "Throwing Like a Girl". 

  • 5. 

    Discuss two reasons why college costs so much, as referenced in the essay "The Reason College Costs More Than You Think." 

  • 6. 

    Discuss ways that you can narrow down your topic. 

  • 7. 

    Discuss some illustrations that can be used when designing your report. 

  • 8. 

    Explain how the essay "Black Friday:  Consumerism Minus Civilization" uses descriptive imagery to convey its argument. 

  • 9. 

    According to the essay "Black Friday: Consumerism Minus Civilization", how do television commercials play a direct role in the Black Friday buying hype? 

  • 10. 

    What are the four parts of the Rhetorical Situation that should be considered as you develop an argument?

  • 11. 

    Explain what a fallacy is and why you should avoid it when constructing an argument. 

  • 12. 

    The essay "Throwing Like a Girl" focuses on which sport? 

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    Correct Answer
    B. Baseball
    The essay "Throwing Like a Girl" focuses on baseball.

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  • 13. 

    Showing patterns in and relationships among the information presented means to...

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      Synthesize Ideas

    Correct Answer
    C. Synthesize Ideas
    To "synthesize ideas" means to combine or integrate different pieces of information or concepts to create a new understanding or insight. In the context of the question, it suggests that showing patterns and relationships among the presented information involves analyzing and connecting the ideas to form a cohesive whole. This requires organizing and interpreting the data in a way that highlights the connections and overarching themes, allowing for a deeper understanding of the information.

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  • 14. 

    To divide into categories means to...

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    Correct Answer
    A. Classify 
    To divide into categories means to classify. Classification involves organizing or sorting things into different groups or categories based on their similarities or shared characteristics. This helps in organizing information, objects, or concepts in a systematic and logical manner, making it easier to understand and analyze them.

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