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Practice - Writing - 06

Hello KS3 students! Are you ready to test your essay writing skills? Essays are a pivotal part of English and learning how to structure and construct them can really boost your grades. Not to mention, they're a great way to express your thoughts in a clear, organised way. Let's look into your understanding of essays and their formation through this fun quiz!
1.
What is the main purpose of a conclusion in an essay?
To introduce a new idea
To summarise and reflect on the essay’s content
To argue with the thesis
To give a personal opinion
The conclusion's primary function is to tie together the entire essay by summarising its main points and reflecting on its content.
2.
What should the thesis statement in an essay do?
Summarise the entire essay
Express the main point or argument of the essay
Quote an expert
Introduce the supporting points
The thesis statement should clearly express the main point or argument of the essay.
3.
In an argumentative essay, where should you place your stance?
Introduction
Conclusion
Body paragraphs
Anywhere
In an argumentative essay, your stance or position on the topic should be clearly stated in the introduction.
4.
In an essay, where should you present the strongest argument?
In the conclusion
In the introduction
Anywhere in the body
In the first paragraph after the introduction
It's usually effective to present your strongest argument or point in the first paragraph after the introduction to grab the reader's attention.
5.
What is a hook in an essay?
The main argument of the essay
A sentence or idea that grabs the reader’s attention
The conclusion of the essay
The examples used in the essay
In an essay, a 'hook' is a captivating idea or sentence used in the introduction to grab the reader's attention.
6.
How many body paragraphs should a standard 5-paragraph essay have?
One
Two
Three
Four
A standard 5-paragraph essay comprises an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. So, the correct answer is three.
7.
Which of the following is not part of essay writing?
Brainstorming
Researching
Drafting
Excavating
Essay writing includes brainstorming for ideas, researching information, and drafting the essay. Excavating isn't a part of the essay writing process.
8.
Which of the following is usually considered a traditional essay format?
Introduction, body, conclusion
Conclusion, introduction, body
Introduction, conclusion, body
Body, introduction, conclusion
The usual essay format is an introduction, body, and conclusion.
9.
What is the fist part of an essay called?
Conclusion
Body
Introduction
Exposition
An essay always begins with an Introduction, which is meant to introduce the topic to the reader.
10.
Which type of essay demands the writer try to convince the reader about a point of view?
Narrative essay
Expository essay
Descriptive essay
Persuasive essay
A persuasive essay is meant to convince the reader about the writer's point of view or argument.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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