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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 :: Writing by tutorleigh
What is a topic?
  1. the main idea of a text
  2. supporting details in a text
  3. the central point of a text
  4. a broad idea repeated several times in a text
Grade 8 :: Writing by Michelleham
Three elements to consider before beginning to write are:
  1. audience, purpose, and format
  2. people, setting, and format
  3. purpose, uses, and publishing
  4. audience, drafting, and revising
Grade 8 :: Writing by torthomas18
To locate others words to replace walk in your essay, you would look in this...
  1. dictionary
  2. glossary
  3. thesaurus
  4. encyclopedia
Grade 8 :: Opinion Writing by Surfaafitch24
Persuasive techniques...
  1. Get a readers attention
  2. Emphasize a point
  3. Polish the writing
  4. All of the above
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
Which of the following is a part of the editing step of the writing process?
  1. reorganizing ideas and checking for completeness
  2. sharing your work with others
  3. correcting errors and making a clean copy
  4. organizing and sorting through ideas
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
Everything was fine in our tent in the backyard until two cats started battling in the woods behind my house. The sounds they made were like screams in the night, so Darius and I scrambled for the safety of my bedroom.

After reading the paragraph, decide which of the sentences would be a good topic sentence.
  1. Even camping in the backyard can be frightening.
  2. Every year, thousands of families camp during the summer months.
  3. I have a very small backyard, barely enough room to pitch a tent.
  4. Always be sure to camp with the proper clothing and supplies.
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by drmeraz
What is MLA format?
  • What is MLA format?
    1. Double spaced
    2. Name on the right side with page number
    3. Header on the left
    4. 1 inch margins
    5. Times new Roman
    6. Size 12
    7. Work cited page
Grade 8 :: Opinion Writing by MissLee123
Support for an argument is what?
  1. the claim
  2. the underlying purpose for the argument
  3. material or evidence used to convince the audience
  4. facts the argument is trying to prove
Grade 8 :: Writing by kellyrelston
What is the part of the writing process when the most writing takes place?
  1. prewriting
  2. first draft
  3. second draft
  4. editing
Grade 8 :: Opinion Writing by MissLee123
Why is it important to address opposing point of views within your argumentative essay?
  1. because it is a part of the process of argument
  2. because doing this will help you meet the page length requirement for your essay
  3. because if you do not then your readers may become angry
  4. because you want to be able to refute in your essay what the opposing sides argue
Grade 8 :: Opinion Writing by shelleygeorge
Using negative words to attack the competition:
  1. bandwagon
  2. card stacking
  3. name calling
  4. testimonial
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