What is the most useful next step in the writing process for Karin? Conduct an interview of a local scientist. Develop the organizational plan for this information. Determine how these sources relate to each other. Write an introduction and conclusion for the paper.

Karin has found the following information during the research process for her informative paper:

  • A map of rainfall amounts in three neighboring states
  • A scientific description of the conditions that create droughts
  • A collection of stories from survivors of extreme droughts
  • A list of major water conservation efforts in the area

What is the most useful next step in the writing process for Karin?

Conduct an interview of a local scientist. Develop the organizational plan for this information. Determine how these sources relate to each other. Write an introduction and conclusion for the paper.

Question 20(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

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Fall of the House of Usher, excerpt
By Edgar Allan Poe

Upon my entrance, Usher rose from a sofa on which he had been lying at full length, and greeted me with a vivacious warmth which had much in it, I at first thought, of an overdone cordiality—of the constrained effort of the ennuyé1 man of the world. A glance, however, at his countenance convinced me of his perfect sincerity. We sat down; and for some moments, while he spoke not, I gazed upon him with a feeling half of pity, half of awe. Surely, man had never before so terribly altered, in so brief a period, as had Roderick Usher! It was with difficulty that I could bring myself to admit the identity of the wan being before me with the companion of my early boyhood. Yet the character of his face had been at all times remarkable. A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations; a finely moulded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity;—these features, with an inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten. And now in the mere exaggeration of the prevailing character of these features, and of the expression they were wont to convey, lay so much of change that I doubted to whom I spoke. The now ghastly pallor of the skin, and the now miraculous lustre of the eye, above all things startled and even awed me. The silken hair, too, had been suffered to grow all unheeded, and as, in its wild gossamer texture, it floated rather than fell about the face, I could not, even with effort, connect its Arabesque expression with any idea of simple humanity.
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Read this line from the text:

It was with difficulty that I could bring myself to admit the identity of the wan being before me with the companion of my early boyhood.

What does the wording of this sentence convey to the reader?

His friend seems so changed that he barely recognizes him. His friend has been cruel to him too many times. His friend is being impersonated by someone else. His friend no longer respects their history together.

Question 21(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

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Read this line from “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe:

In the manner of my friend I was at once struck with an incoherence—an inconsistency; and I soon found this to arise from a series of feeble and futile struggles to overcome an habitual trepidancy—an excessive nervous agitation.

Which word from this sentence does Poe present as a synonym for the word trepidancy?

Manner Incoherence Inconsistency Agitation

Question 22(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)

[MC]

Read these lines from Fredrick Douglass’s speech “What to The Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

I hear the mournful wail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are to-day rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them.

Which definition of rendered is most likely suited for this line?

Caused to be a certain nature Melted down Repeated or recited Submitted for approval

Question 23(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)