On Writing Well Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

William Zinsser
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What should writers focus on when writing travel pieces?

2. Where did Zinsser learn how to write?

3. What do people forget about writing?

4. Writers should always look for ________________.

5. His article was supposed to be about his impressions of salt caravans, why didn't he write more about this?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Writing as well as you can is hard. What has been the hardest part about writing as well as you could for this class? Was it the editing? The bracketing? Hearing your peers responses or responding to your peers? Evaluate your experience in the class and explain whether it was positive or negative.

Essay Topic 2

What do you think about Zinsser's point of view on the audience? Who does he feel is more important? Do you agree that a writer should ignore their potential audience and focus solely on pleasing themselves first? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How have you heard the Eiffel Tower described? Regardless of whether you've seen it or not, describe it a different way, positive or negative. Avoid cliches.

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