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Question 1 1 pts
An [ ] response to a topic calls on you to deliberately situate yourself among sites of potential ambiguity, uncertainty, or conflict so that your writing can explore the complexity of your subject.

Question 2 1 pts
When you can respond to a reading or a topic analytically, you will gather more information, think more creatively and deeply, and produce your best writing. Which of the following statements represents an analytical approach?
If this piece believes this, what must it also believe?
I don’t agree, and so I will choose another topic….
Although the writer is clearly wrong, I will give it a chance….
If X or Y is true, then what might follow from it? (So what?)
What one passage seems puzzling, difficult to pin down, anomalous, or even just unclear– and how might this be explained?
What I find most interesting about this is….
Question 3 1 pts
Choose one of the following assertions.
Analysis firsts divides a subject into parts and then considers how these parts are related to each other and the subject as a whole.
Analysis looks for the big picture and thus gives a global rather than a detailed response.
Question 4 1 pts
An especially useful analytic tool is [ ] because restating widens the range of meanings that are embedded in the language and details under scrutiny.
Question 5 1 pts
Asking (and reformulating) questions is a fundamental part of the analysis. Match each of the following questions with its pair.
Which details seem significant? Why

What does this pattern of details mean?

What details don’t seem to fit? How might they be connected with other details to form a different pattern?

Question 6 1 pts
The following three key terms refer to the impact that writers/speakers have on audiences. Match each term with it

Question 7 1 pts
Mark the correct statements below.
Expressive writing focuses on the writer.
<p> Expressive writing, argument, and analysis have very little in common.</p>
Thoughtful argument often avoids the &quot;pro-con&quot; debate style propagated on radio and television, and in fact (according to the American College Dictionary) does not so much imply opposition as thoroughly explore an issue.
Summary and argument are both subject-centered, focusing on clarifying the text or issue.
Argument, which always often answers a &quot;should&quot; question, is audience-centered.

Question 8 1 pts
The ability to uncover assumptions is an analytic tool that leads to improved comprehension of a text’s full meaning.
True
False
Question 9 1 pts
Virtually all statements have underlying assumptions, and these assumptions are unstated.
False
True
Question 10 1 pts
Sometimes writers — including student writers — may be unaware of their assumptions and need to follow a procedure (explained in Writing Analytically) for uncovering them.
False
True

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