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Southern New Hampshire University ENG 122 SOPHIA English Comosition I Unit 3 Challenge 3 English Composition I Unit 3 Challenge 3 1.1 Lauren reads a sentence from her presentation to her 6th grad... e class: No one is sure what effect this study will have on future generations, but scientists continue to propagate their analysis of animals' behavior patterns. Because she is editing for word choice, which change should Lauren make?  a.) She should change “scientists” to “the scientific community” to increase formality.  b.) She should remove "patterns" to avoid word repetition.  c.) She should replace "propagate" with "promote" to improve clarity.  d.) She should remove "no one" to avoid using slang. 1.2 Asa reads a sentence from his essay: Van Gogh often could not afford the paint he needed to create his paintings, so his brother Theo purchased the paint for him. Because Asa is editing for word choice, he should rewrite this sentence to __________.  a.) improve its clarity  b.) avoid word repetition  c.) remove slang  d.) specify its meaning 1.3 Brian reads a sentence from his academic essay: Athletes have so much stuff to do on the weekend of an important game that they often get little sleep. Because he is editing for word choice, Brian should __________.  a.) improve clarity by replacing overly-formal words like "important"  b.) specify what he means by the term "athletes"  c.) remove the word "often" to avoid repetition  d.) remove informal language like "stuff" 2.1 Dory is editing her news article on the sentence level. She reads the following paragraph: The architect's plans for the building were in place. Construction would break ground tomorrow. The building would be the tallest in the city's history. The plan was for an upscale hotel to rent the first ten floors. A law office would occupy the top three floors. Dory realizes she must edit for __________.  a.) sentence variety  b.) vague language  c.) sentence completeness  d.) wordiness 2.2 Margo is editing her narrative on the sentence level. She reads the following paragraph: One of my favorite daydreams is that I live in a small town in the Italian countryside. I imagine that I spend my days going on long strolls and taking in the beautiful sights, and spend evenings watching the sun set and sipping fine Italian wine. The weather is always warm and sunny. No other people for miles around. What a wonderful! Margo finds and corrects an error in __________.  a.) vague language  b.) sentence completeness  c.) sentence variation  d.) wordiness 2.3 John is editing his narrative on the sentence level. He reads the following paragraph: I have lived in two different states in my life: I was born in Wisconsin, and I moved to Minnesota when I was 11 years old. It is my personal wish to move to California at some point in the future. In my own opinion, I think I would like California because of the beaches and warm summer weather. John realizes he must edit the paragraph for __________.  a.) sentence variety  b.) sentence completeness  c.) vague language  d.) wordiness 3.1 Jamal is proofreading his research essay. He notices an error in the following passage: At age 12, Benjamin Franklin went to work as a printers apprentice for his older brother, James. James was a newspaper publisher for The New-England Courant. The Courant differed from other newspapers at the time because it was less concerned with government matters and more interested in satire and strong opinions. Which correction should Jamal make to correct this error?  a.) He should add a comma after "satire" in the last sentence.  b.) He should change "it was" to "it had been" in the second sentence.  c.) He should change "printers" to "printer's" in the first sentence.  d.) He should capitalize "newspaper publisher" in the second sentence. 3.2 Kyle is proofreading his research essay. He notices an error in the following passage: Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet who served as a nurse during the Civil war. The injuries and casualties he witnessed had a huge impact on him. But he remained a strong supporter of the Union, the President, and the abolition of slavery. Which correction should Kyle make to fix the error?  a.) He should change "war" to "War" in the first sentence.  b.) He should change "American" to "american" in the first sentence.  c.) He should add a comma after "poet" in the first sentence.  d.) He should remove the comma after "President" in the second sentence. 3.3 Eric is proofreading his narrative about teaching his children how to fish. He finds an error in the following passage: I plan to drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the peaceful lake, but I am soon untangling fishing line instead, Emma gets hers caught in a tree and then in another tree. Charlie has some success with casting, but then he gets his line tangled in the ground and is sure he has caught a gopher. Which correction should Eric make to fix the error?  a.) He should replace the comma before "Emma" with a period.  b.) He should change "has caught" to "had caught" in the last sentence.  c.) He should remove the comma before "but" in the first sentence.  d.) He should change "hers" to "her's." 4.1 Choose the option that correctly uses too/two/to and sight/site/cite.  a.) I have loved too play soccer since I was very young. All of my friends have played that long to. My mom says that it is quite a cite to see my team go crazy every time we score a goal.  b.) I have loved too play soccer since I was very young. All of my friends have played that long two. My mom says that it is quite a sight to see my team go crazy every time we score a goal.  c.) I have loved to play soccer since I was very young. All of my friends have played that long too. My mom says that it is quite a sight to see my team go crazy every time we score a goal.  d.) I have loved two play soccer since I was very young. All of my friends have played that long too. My mom says that it is quite a site to see my team go crazy every time we score a goal. 4.2 Choose the option that correctly uses their/there/they're and affect/effect.  a.) They're are 20 girls on my soccer team. Their all very talented. Playing soccer on a team has had a positive affect on my life.  b.) There are 20 girls on my soccer team. They're all very talented. Playing soccer on a team has had a positive affect on my life.  c.) There are 20 girls on my soccer team. They're all very talented. Playing soccer on a team has had a positive effect on my life.  d.) Their are 20 girls on my soccer team. There all very talented. Playing soccer on a team has had a positive effect on my life. 4.3 Choose the option that uses the correct form of its/it's, than/then, and your/you're.  a.) Its been three years since I joined the soccer team. I am much better now then I used to be. Our coach always says, "The most important thing is that you try your best!"  b.) Its been three years since I joined the soccer team. I am much better now than I used to be. Our coach always says, "The most important thing is that you try you're best!"  c.) It's been three years since I joined the soccer team. I am much better now then I used to be. Our coach always says, "The most important thing is that you try you're best!"  d.) It's been three years since I joined the soccer team. I am much better now than I used to be. Our coach always says, "The most important thing is that you try your best!" 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