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Questions1to20:Selectthebestanswertoeachquestion.Notethataquestionanditsanswersmaybesplitacrossapage break,sobesurethatyouhaveseentheentirequestionandalltheanswersbeforechoosingananswer.


1.   In order to avoidplagiarism,

A.   limit your use of paraphrasing andsummarizing.

B.    alwaysusetheexactwordingofthesourcematerial.

C.   onlyusescholarlysources.

D.    makesureyouclearlyseparateyourownideasfromideasexpressedinyoursourcematerial.


2.   Which of the following is consideredplagiarism?

A.   Purchasingastudentpaperonline

B.    Usinganin-textcitationofonlinesourcematerial

C.   Usingonlinesourcesforapaper

D.    Citingmorethanoneinternetsource


3.   Which of the following is the most reliable in finding reputable onlineresources?

A.   The Penn FosterLibrary

B.    Twitter

C.   Wikipedia  references

D.    Googlesearch


4.   ThesourcesinaWorksCitedpage

A.   shouldbeorganizedintheordertheywereused.

B.    shouldbeinalphabeticalorder.

C.   onlyneedanameandtitle.

D.    belongatthebeginningoftheessay.


5.   WhenshouldacitedsourceinanessaybeincludedintheWorksCitedpage?

A.   Onlyfordirectquotes

B.    Always

C.   Itdependsonthesource.

D.    Never


6.   Why should you use attributions in addition to parenthetical  citations?

A.   Toproperlysourcetwoormoreauthors

B.    Toproperlydocumentyoursources

C.   Toputyoursourcesintocontext

D.    Toavoidbeingaccusedofplagiarism


7.   Which of the following does not need to be cited in an   essay?

A.   Paraphrase

B.    Summary

C.   Directquote

D.    Yourownoriginalideas


8.   Directquotationshouldbeusedonlyto

A.   prove you didresearch.

B.    verify commonknowledge.

C.   analyzeandexplainyourideas.

D.    providetheactualstatementofanexpertonthetopic.


9.   What does it mean to choose an interesting   topic?

A.   Writingaboutsomethingyouenjoyandcanwriteaboutenthusiastically

B.    Choosingatopicaroundwhichthereisagreatdealofcontroversy

C.   Writingaboutsomethingthatinterestsyouraudience

D.    Choosingatopicthatdealswithanissueinyourpersonallife


10.   Which of the following is a disadvantage of using online sources compared to print   sources?

A.   Onlinesourcesareextremelydifficulttocite.

B.    Anyonecanmodifythecontentsofanonlinesource.

C.   Thequalityofthecontentvarieswildlyandisn’talwaysscreenedbypublishers.

D.    Authorshipisrarelyprovided.


11.   Foraresearchpaper,athesisstatementismostoftenplaced

A.   in theconclusion.

B.    in theintroduction.

C.   in thetitle.

D.    inthefirstbodyparagraph.


12.   Which of the following best describesparaphrasing?

A.   Directly quoting theauthor

B.    Restatingtheauthor’sideasinyourownwords

C.   Summarizing an author’sideas

D.    Plagiarizing theauthor


13.   Informationobtainedfromsourcesshould

A.   entertain theaudience.

B.    takeplaceofathesisstatement.

C.   supportyourmainpoints.

D.    addtothewordcount.


14.   Thepurposeofincorporatingsourcesintoyourpaperisto

A.   providetransitionsbetweenyourownideas.

B.    demonstratethatyou’vediscoveredinterestingfacts,eveniftheydon’tsupportyourthesis.

C.   summarizewhatothershavewrittenaboutthesubject.

D.    emphasizeorillustrateyourownideas.


15.   Whatisthefirststepinplanningaresearchpaper?

A.   Brainstorming

B.    Choosing atopic

C.   Listing researchquestions

D.    Understanding theassignment


16.   An assumptionis

A.   ageneralizationorideathatisacceptedastruewithoutquestion.

B.    simply a synonym for”generalization.”

C.   ageneralizationbasedonfact.

D.    asynthesisofverifiablefactsformulatedasageneralstatement.


17.   What does it mean to choose a manageable   topic?

A.   Tochoosethemostinterestingtopic

B.    Tochooseatopicyoucancoversufficiently

C.   Todecreaseyourwordcount

D.    Todomoreresearchonatopic


18.   Which of the following is not an important part of in-text  documentation?

A.   Parenthetically citing thesource

B.    Introducing the sourceinformation

C.   Giving background information on theauthor

D.    Usingquotationmarksfordirectquotes


19.   Asyoutakenotesaboutyoursources,it’simportanttorecordonlyinformationthat

A.   reflectsfactsratherthanopinionsorexperience.

B.    relatestoyourtopicandpurpose.

C.   capturestheexactwordingofthesourceauthor.

D.    affirms your thesisstatement.


20.   Whenyoufirstexamineasource,selectivelypreview(skimorscan)thesourceinorderto

A.   determinewhetherornotyouagreewiththesource.

B.    verifywhetherornotit’sreliable.

C.   decidewhetherornotthesourcewillforceyoutomodifyyourthesis.

D.    identifythesectionsthatarerelevanttoyourtopic.




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