Which set of attributes is associated with academic writing?
A letting the structure show, having a clear plan, and supporting a thesis
B getting ideas as you write, discovering relationships while composing, and arriving at a conclusion you didn’t foresee
C surprising a reader with a fresh approach, giving the reader’s imagination room to work, being sure the reader is not bored
Which one of these sentences lets the structure show?
A Steamship travel is a thing of the past.
B Many people wish that travel by rail would return.
D There are three aspects of car travel that people will never give up.
Which of the following is an extended topic sentence?
A A reason to support the return of rail travel is that it is much more environmentally friendly than either cars or planes.
B Cars and planes are both more environmentally harmful than trains.
C Trains are better because they are less polluting.
What is the role of repetition in academic writing?
A Repetition is an insult to a reader; avoid it.
C It’s better to repeat if it makes what you are saying more clear.
D Repetition is sometimes unavoidable, but it is never welcome.
What is the usual position for the most important point?
C somewhere in the middle where it will be a surprise