Identify the main problem with the thesis statement, the sentence that states the main idea of the essay.
A: Not all main points of the essay mentioned in the thesis statementCorrect: Only the first two main points, i.e., job opportunities and time efficiency, have been included. The third main point, i.e., availability of financial aid options, is missing and needs to be added.
B: The thesis statement does not include any research-based evidenceIncorrect: The thesis statement is not supposed to include evidence from the research because its main purpose is to briefly outline the main points of the essay. All research-based evidence and examples usually appear in the main part of the essay.
C: The thesis statement is too long and complexIncorrect: It is acceptable to have complex sentences in academic writing as long as they are clear and accurate.
How can the third essay paragraph be revised and made more effective?
A: By using more evidence and examples from the researchCorrect: The main problem with this paragraph is that it is missing strong supporting evidence from other sources. The claims made by the writer need to be backed up with some evidence from the literature.
B: By constructing a clear topic sentence, sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraphIncorrect: This paragraph already contains a topic sentence, i.e., the first sentence of the paragraph.
C: By including a clear summary sentence at the end of the paragraphIncorrect: This paragraph finishes with a clear summary statement, which restates the main idea expressed in the topic sentence.
Which paragraph contains instances of gender-specific language, i.e., a word or expression that refers to one gender only?
A: Paragraph 2Incorrect: This paragraph contains no examples of gender-specific language.
B: Paragraph 3Correct: This paragraph has several examples of gender-specific language that refers to male gender, e.g., his studies, and his memory. This should be avoided in academic writing to avoid bias toward a particular gender.
C: Paragraph 4Incorrect: This paragraph contains no examples of gender-specific language.
What is the common problem with the use of citations in the first and in the fourth essay paragraphs?
A: Both citations begin with According to…Incorrect: It is acceptable in academic writing to begin the citation with According to.
B: Both citations come from the same sourceIncorrect: It is acceptable to use the same source more than once in the essay.
C: Both citations contain imprecise and not entirely clear evidenceCorrect: It is important to make clear and precise claims in academic writing. For example, both citations are missing the information about the specific country that is being referred to.