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Southern New Hampshire University ENG 122 SOPHIA English Comosition I Unit 3 Challenge 1 English Composition I Unit 3 Challenge 1 1.1 Select the true statement about factors that can influence a ... writer's style.  a.) Certain audiences respond more favorably to specific styles of writing.  b.) A writer's personal preference is what determines the style of a piece of writing.  c.) Conventions are important to a formal writing style, but not an informal one.  d.) Audiences have the same stylistic expectations of writers, regardless of the genre. 1.2 Select the true statement about factors that can influence a writer's style.  a.) The intended audience affects style, and writers should choose a style that will appeal to that audience.  b.) Writers should avoid considering their audience when choosing a style since the audience can change at any time.  c.) Since most genres share the same conventions, writers can maintain a consistent style no matter what they are writing.  d.) Conventions are overused, so writers who disregard them make more interesting stylistic choices. 1.3 Select the true statement about factors that can influence a writer's style.  a.) Genre impacts style because many genres have specific conventions.  b.) Most writers try to avoid matching their style to the genre in which they're writing.  c.) Genres do not have specific conventions, so writers do not have to consider word choice or tone.  d.) Style is defined as the way you write, not what you write, so there is no connection between style and genre. 2.1 What is the relationship between word choice and style?  a.) Word choice affects the style of a piece of writing; however, writers have little control over this aspect of their writing.  b.) Word choice is only indirectly related to style; readers will respond to a piece of writing in the same way regardless of word choice.  c.) Word choice is directly related to style; when done well, it makes writing more pleasurable and interesting to read.  d.) Word choice and style are unrelated; readers pay more attention to a writer's style than to their word choices. 2.2 Why is it important to avoid redundant word choices in your writing?  a.) Because reading the same word over and over again can make a reader focus more on the repetition than the content.  b.) Because redundant language will make your writing more dense and complex.  c.) Because readers are more likely to confuse connotation and denotation when redundant language is used.  d.) Because using the same word repeatedly can make your writing opaque and confusing. 2.3 Why is it important for writers to choose words with full awareness of their connotative meaning?  a.) Because connotative meanings and denotative meanings are always the same.  b.) Because it will help a writer to avoid redundancy.  c.) Because a writer's message may be confusing or even unintentionally offensive if they do not understand a word's connotation.  d.) Because it's best for writers to avoid words that have a separate connotative meaning from their denotative one. 3.1 Select the sentence that is written in passive voice.  a.) Carla and I are so excited to go ice skating next Saturday.  b.) I remember our friends sneaking off upstairs to whisper about something.  c.) All of the travel arrangements are being handled by Luke.  d.) The train arrived late for the third time this week. 3.2 Select the sentence that is written in passive voice.  a.) Kelly loses her car keys on a regular basis.  b.) Sometimes Carol brings in cookies for the whole office.  c.) Decisions have been made about the future of the company.  d.) The deer darted across the road, unfazed by the steady stream of traffic. 3.3 Select the sentence that is written in active voice.  a.) Richard got fired by the executive board.  b.) Lunch will be served at the restaurant after the ceremony.  c.) I love the smell of fresh blooming flowers in the spring.  d.) My sister was enthusiastically greeted by the dog. 4.1 Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is rich in imagery and a sense of place and time. Hurston perfectly captures the cadence of Black Southern dialect and leads the reader to understand the raw power of language. Janie is a woman struggling to find her voice and by the novel's end, she has succeeded - through pain, loss, and suffering - in defining herself and her place in the world. Select the word that best describes the tone of this paragraph.  a.) Tragic  b.) Humorous  c.) Positive  d.) Informal 4.2 John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men is, above all else, a novel about friendship. The two protagonists, George and Lennie, have a deep, though perhaps unequal, friendship that plays out to an inevitably tragic ending. In the novel, Steinbeck explores the lonely lives of transient men as he probes the larger questions of justice, fairness, and the American Dream in 1930s America. Select the word that best describes the tone of this paragraph.  a.) Scholarly  b.) Optimistic  c.) Amused  d.) Sarcastic 4.3 Elie Wiesel is probably most well known as the author of the memoir Night. In this short work, Wiesel describes his experiences as a young boy from eastern Europe who was imprisoned in concentration camps during the horrors of the Holocaust. Many have speculated why Wiesel chose the one-word title: What does it mean? What does it have to do with the Holocaust? The word "dark" has mostly negative connotations: We cannot see in the dark, enemies can hide in the dark, and nightmares come in the dark. But beyond the literal meaning of the word, the memoir explores the darkening of Wiesel's idealism and beliefs. Select the word that best describes the tone of this paragraph.  a.) Ironic  b.) Angry  c.) Impassioned  d.) Serious [Show More]

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