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					            8th Core Test Review – Revising and Editing
Core Objective: Distinguish between commonly confused words.

   1. Each group member should get a sheet of paper (paper located at station).
   2. Your task at this station is to write test questions relating to commonly confused
      words. Keep in mind, you have seen many test questions in the past. Your goal
      is to write a GOOD test question, not a question with a completely obvious, no-
      duh type of answer.
   3. In order to write a good test question, everyone in the group really needs to
      understand the correct use for the following commonly confused words:
                    Capital/capitol
                    Choose/chose
                    Emigrate/immigrate
                    Farther/further
                    Loose/lose
                    Passed/past
                    There/their/they’re
   4. Turn to page 491 of The Writer’s Inc books. Look up each group of words to be
      sure you understand them. The definitions will help you in writing your test
      questions.
   5. Using your new knowledge concerning the meaning behind these words create
      your test questions. (One question per group of words above.)

SAMPLE TEST QUESTION:

Show your knowledge of the difference between “peace” and “piece” by choosing the
correct words for the following sentence. Circle the correct words.

              Grandma often sits and rocks in the PIECE/PEACE and quiet of the
              parlor, enjoying a PIECE/PEACE of cake.

				
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