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AEPA ELA: Writing a Research Paper Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a standard formatting requirement for an MLA-style paper?

Question 3 3. Why may a journal be more credible if it has a peer review system?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a question to ask yourself for determining if you need to cite a source?

Question 5 5. Which of the following media can journal articles come in?

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Question 6 6. Why is using a full sentence outline beneficial for most standard essays?

Question 7 7. What is the greatest benefit of using an outline to draft an essay?

Question 8 8. You spend many hours researching and writing a paper for a class. Accidentally, you leave a draft copy in the library and it is picked up by another student. After you turn your final paper in, the professor does not return your paper with a grade but asks you to see her after class is finished. What is most likely her concern?

Question 9 9.

Consider the following: This argument was emphasized by Thompson (1992:12).

Why is this NOT a correct way to format an MLA in-text citation, and how should it be properly cited?

Question 10 10. The issue of fake news has been a hot topic since the presidential election of 2016. What should you look for when searching for unbiased coverage of any story?

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Question 11 11. How do you go about making the reference material you've used your own?

Question 12 12. On your Works Cited page, your sources

Question 13 13. If you were researching the first smartphone introduced by Apple, what source would provide the most relevant information on the topic?

Question 14 14. What does it mean to plagiarize?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

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Question 16 16. What is an in-text citation?

Question 17 17. A Works Cited entry for a book would include

Question 18 18. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

Question 19 19. What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

Question 20 20. You can draw many of the points for your outline from _____.

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Question 21 21. What steps should to be taken to ensure information is verifiable?

Question 22 22. After you paraphrase or directly quote information from a source, what do you need to add at the end of the information to give credit to the source itself?

Question 23 23. Your Works Cited page should _____.

Question 24 24. The term analysis is used to define a process following the research phase across many subject matter disciplines. How is analysis applied in terms of writing an essay?

Question 25 25. 2. In order to avoid plagiarism, you must:

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Question 26 26. What would be considered as an example of an author's credentials?

Question 27 27. When checking for plagiarism, what is the purpose of searching a piece of information in a search engine?

Question 28 28. A reader can clearly see where one Works Cited entry ends and the next begins because

Question 29 29. Which of the following is true regarding topic sentences?

Question 30 30. In order to cite a source in MLA format, you need what information?

AEPA ELA: Writing a Research Paper Chapter Exam Instructions

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