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2017 7th Writing STAAR Review

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  • 1. Multiple Choice
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    23. In sentence 5, Nick has not offered a strong controlling idea, or thesis statement. Which revision of sentence 5 creates the most effective thesis for this paper?
    A. More interesting, however, is why everything about the scraggly little dog was stubby.
    B. More interesting, however, is that Stubby was both unusual and popular during World War I.
    C. More interesting, however, is how this little dog earned the rank of U.S. Army sergeant and became a war hero.
    D. More interesting, however, is how Stubby was able to keep the name for so very long.
  • 2. Multiple Choice
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    24. What is the most effective way to combine sentence 11 and 12?
    F. While training on a Connecticut field, Conroy found a stray dog that won his heart.
    G. He was training on a Connecticut field because he found a stray dog that won his heart.
    H. Training on a Connecticut field, a stray dog that he found won Conroy's heart.
    He was training on a Connecticut field, there, Conroy found a stray dog that won his heart.
  • 3. Multiple Choice
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    25. Sentence 25 lacks clarity. What is the most effective change to make to improve the clarity of this sentence?
    A. Change recognize to know
    B. Change the German language to it
    C. Change him to a German spy
    D. Change the man's to his
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