Writing Paragraphs Test

Academic Writing

Writing paragraphs: Test

1. Topic Sentences

Read the following text. Identify the topic sentence in each paragraph. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the answers to me. Text

2. Topic Sentences

Go to your library and find an interesting textbook. Copy out some of the paragraphs and identify the topic sentences. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the paragraphs and the answers to me.

3. Flow of information in paragraphs

Read the following text. Draw a diagram to illustrate the flow of information in the paragraphs. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the paragraphs and your diagrams to me.

Nature of gases, liquids and solids
Gases are made up of particles which move with rapid random motion. The size of the particles and any intermolecular forces can be ignored unless the particles are close together at high pressure or at low temperature. 
In liquids, the particles are in a state of order intermediate between that of a gas and that of a solid. At any instant in time the arrangement of particles resembles a somewhat disordered solid. Over a period of time the disordered regions allow all the particles in the liquid to move through the liquid. The particles are held together by forces similar to those in a solid. 
In solids, the particles remain in fixed positions, about which they can vibrate. The forces which hold the particles together can be ionic attractions, covalent bonds, metallic bonds, hydrogen bonds, dipole-dipole forces or van der Waals’ forces. Heat energy is required to change a solid into a liquid at its melting point. The energy is used to loosen the forces which hold the particles together. This heat energy is called the enthalpy of fusion. 
More energy is needed to change phase from a liquid into a gas than to change from a solid into a liquid. The energy is used to overcome the forces which hold the particles together so that the particles can be completely separated. This heat energy is called the enthalpy of vaporisation.

4. Flow of information in paragraphs

Go to your library and find an interesting textbook. Copy out some of the paragraphs and draw a diagram to illustrate the flow of information in the paragraphs. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the paragraphs and your diagrams to me.

5. Signalling

Read the following text. Identify the signalling words in the paragraphs. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the words to me. 

6. Signalling

Go to your library and find an interesting textbook. Copy out some of the paragraphs and identify the signalling words in the paragraphs. Show your answers to someone. If you are in one of my classes, e-mail the paragraphs to me, showing the signalling words.

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