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Compass Writing Test: Using Source Materials Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you are writing a paper in APA style, and you need to cite information from an online article with no author or article title, your in-text citation should include _____.

Question 2 2. What should you do if you find two sources that don't agree with each other when it comes to definitions or statistics you need for your essay?

Question 3 3. A reader can clearly see where one Works Cited entry ends and the next begins because

Question 4 4. Peter is referencing a study in the Journal of Anthropology for his History 102 paper. Why is this an example of a secondary source?

Question 5 5. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7. Why do some individuals prefer the CMS style?

Question 8 8. How should references be listed in the APA reference list?

Question 9 9. Which edition of a revised book should you put in your reference page?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an important step to remember when using the new-found knowledge from your reference material?

Question 12 12. Which of the following BEST describes an annotated bibliography?

Question 13 13. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 14 14. On your Works Cited page, your sources

Question 15 15. What is a bibliography?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a part of the bibliographic entry of a book?

Question 17 17. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 18 18. Which of the following would NOT be used when citing a journal article using MLA formatting?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a part of an APA citation when citing an online scholarly journal?

Question 20 20. Which answer choice correctly shows a magazine citation in APA format?

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Question 21 21. What is a distinct characteristic of reference page entries that is essential to preserving the APA format?

Question 22 22. Jane is writing her first essay in college and needs to list a journal article written by B. Thomas, C. Derek, D. Ertz, E. Franics, F. Gnantz, and Z. Smith. B. Thomas is the first author and the article was published in 2008. How should she write the reference in-text?

Question 23 23. What is the most common type of online reference that is used in academic writing?

Question 24 24. Do you need to cite a source when paraphrasing information using your own words?

Question 25 25. When directly quoting a source with three or more authors for the first time, what should the in-text citation include?

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Question 26 26. In APA format, what is the minimum amount of information you need for citing within the text?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a bibliographic entry for a magazine article?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a part of a reference for an edited book?

Question 29 29. What does the volume number reference on a magazine?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a reason citations and bibliographies are important?

Compass Writing Test: Using Source Materials Chapter Exam Instructions

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