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College :: Identifying Genre by RustyRust
A technical document should do all of the following except:
  1. Help readers solve problems
  2. Use design to increase readability
  3. Reflect the values of the individual
  4. Consist of words, images, or both
  5. Address a particular audience
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
When making an inference, a reader must be careful that the inference...
  1. restates the primary point
  2. is directly stated in the topic sentence
  3. is neither too broad not too general
  4. is supported by all of the details within the passage.
College :: Poetic Devices by jarbanas
Poetry requires that each and every word be...
  1. accountable
  2. descriptive
  3. rhyming
  4. simple
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
Irony occurs when the...
  1. events play out the way the reader expects
  2. events of a situation provide information
  3. author's words state one thing but imply the opposite
  4. author flashes back in time to a previous events
College :: Identifying Genre by jarbanas
Contemporary realistic fiction often deals with...
  1. a period of the life of a person
  2. factual materials
  3. a real historical event
  4. actual problems
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
Patterns of organization are used by authors in order to:
  1. provide examples of major supporting details.
  2. develop the topic into a stated main idea sentence.
  3. present arguments to persuade the reader to their point of view.
  4. show how ideas are related to one another.
College :: Reading Strategies by annsl
The writing pattern that explains why something happened and the results that followed is called:
  1. comparison and contrast
  2. definition and example
  3. cause and effect
  4. results and conclusions.
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
All of the following are thinking steps to prevent drawing false inferences EXCEPT:
  1. Verify and value the facts.
  2. Assess prior knowledge.
  3. Detect contradictions.
  4. Listen to your personal opinions and experience.
College :: Main Idea by annsl
What is the difference between a topic and a main idea?
  1. There is no difference.
  2. A topic is a single word or phrase, while a main idea is a complete sentence.
  3. A topic is more narrow in scope, while a main idea is more broad.
  4. A topic includes specific details, while the main idea does not.
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
Which of the following is the best definition of inference?
  1. An inference is a main idea that is not stated within a paragraph.
  2. An inference is a hidden suggestion that is revealed by the author's tone and point of view.
  3. An inference is an idea that is suggested by the facts or details in a passage.
  4. An inference is an important detail that is identified by signal words within the passage.
College :: Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions by annsl
Which of the following is NOT an example of using inferences in reading?
  1. using context clues to determine meaning
  2. finding stated main ideas
  3. finding implied main ideas
  4. drawing conclusions
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