compound, complex or transition
Expository Extras!
Revising & Editing 1
Revising & Editing 2
Revising & Editing 3
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The STAAR test can be intimidating, but we have prepared very well.
Compound (comma+fanboys)
100
What is the purpose of an expository essay?
To explain a topic.
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What change, if any, should be made to this sentence: Your brain is responsible for controlling the muscles that you move intentional. a. Add a comma before for b. Change controlling to controling c. Change intentional to intentionally d. This sentence should not be changed.
c. Change intentional to intentionally
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What change needs to be made to this sentence? Although I was late I stopped at a restaurant to eat breakfast. a. add a comma after although b. change I to i c. change restaurant to Restaurant d. add a comma after late
d. add a comma after late (complex sentence)
100
What change needs to be made to the following sentences? Lisa said, Come on. It'll be fun.
Need quotation marks before and after what Lisa said. Lisa said, "Come on. It'll be fun."
200
Finally, I will eat the sandwich I made.
Transition
200
What do you do at the beginning of each paragraph?
Indent
200
What change, if any, should be made to this sentence: It's main functions are to control your balance and to enable your muscles to work together. a. Change It's to Its b. Change are to is c. Change balance to balence d. No change needs to be made in this sentence.
a. Change It's to Its
200
What change, if any, should be made to this sentence: Going to high school was more then a little exciting. a. add a comma after the word "school" b. change exciting to exciteing. c. change then to than d. change high school to High School
c. change then to than
200
What change needs to be made to the following sentence? We listened to the presidents speech as we drove north towards my college to sign up for my math class. a. capitalize president b. capitalize north c. capitalize college d. capitalize math e. add an apostrophe to the word presidents
e. add an apostrophe to the word presidents (shows possession: whose speech? The president's speech)
300
When I take the STAAR test, I will use the dictionary.
Complex (AAAWWUBBIS phrase + complete sentence)
300
Name at least three transition words you might use.
First, second, meanwhile, otherwise, finally, another, therefore, however, etc.
300
What change, if any, should be made to this sentence: What does you're brother do for a living?
Change you're to your (Hint: replace with "you are". If it fits, use the contraction you're. If not, use your.)
300
Which sentence in this paragraph should be deleted? How could a child be so brave? Why had a little boy risked his own life to save his fellow students? Where was the courageous boy's mother? When reporters questioned the young boy, he answered, "I was the hall monitor. It was my job to look after my classmates."
Where was the courageous boy's mother?
300
What change needs to be made to the following sentence? I love to read, my favorite genre is horror. a. change the comma to a semicolon. b. change the comma to a period. c. add the word "and" after the comma. d. a, b or c
d. a, b or c
400
I love pizza, and I love fajitas.
Compound (comma+fanboy)
400
What can you use as an example in an expository essay?
A personal experience, a famous person's experience, something that happened to your friend or parent, etc.
400
What is the correct way to write these two sentences? The brain stem connects your brain to your spinal cord. Which connects to most of the nerves in your body. a. The brain stem connects your brain to your spinal cord, this connects to most of the nerves in your body. b. Connecting your brain to your spinal cord and then to most of the nerves in your body. c. Connecting your brain to your spinal cord. It connects to most of the nerves in your body. d. The brain stem connects your brain to your spinal cord, which connects to most of the nerves in your body.
d. The brain stem connects your brain to your spinal cord, which connects to most of the nerves in your body.
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Which sentence could be added to the end of this paragraph to strengthen the introduction to this paper? During the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics, most people weren't watching the athletes. Instead they were watching the small boy who was walking next to the famous Chinese basketball player. The boy's entrance brought enthusiastic cheers. That's because nine-year-old Lin Hao was more than just a kid. a. He was a great kid. b. He was in school. c. He was a national hero. d. He was exceptionally cute.
c. He was a national hero.
400
I will go ________ in the morning. a. their b. there c. they're d. thare
b. there (hint: there has "here" inside it. Replace the word "there" with "here" in the sentence. If it fits, "there" is correct. I will go here in the morning.
500
However, I couldn't go until I cleaned my room.
Transition
500
How should you conclude your expository essay?
Revisit the thesis statement (reword it). Summarize your main idea.
500
What change, if any, needs to be made to this sentence? With all its intricacies, the human brain is a sensative and delicate organ. a. Change intricacies to intracacies b. Change sensative to sensitive c. Change delicate to delacate d. No changes are needed.
b. Change sensative to sensitive
500
The music is far ______ loud. a. to b. too c. two
b. too (hint: there's an "extra" o) too loud=extra loud. I want an apple, too=an extra apple
500
What needs to be changed in this sentence? It's not our job; it's they're job. a. replace the semicolon with a comma+fanboys b. change it's to its c. change they're to their d. make no change
c. change they're to their. (hint: if you can replace it with "our", use their) Give them their money. Give them our money.
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