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Composing Research Proposals & Outlines Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The process of making a list of ideas in the research process MOST often occurs at what stage?

Question 2 2. What type of researcher is MOST likely to benefit from the use of preparing a mind map for developing a research proposal?

Question 3 3. A topic sentence is usually the _____ sentence of a body paragraph and expresses the _____ of a paragraph.

Question 4 4. Which of the following items is NOT associated with preparation of a web outline?

Question 5 5. Identify the statement that IS true regarding a typical alphanumeric outline.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following IS the BEST application of an outline for composing a research paper?

Question 7 7. Which kind of outline list uses circles and lines to help you organize your ideas?

Question 8 8. Which kind of outline list uses Roman and Arabic characters as well as capital and lowercase letters to help you organize your ideas?

Question 9 9. Why should you add commentary to the outline of your essay or research paper?

Question 10 10. Why should a writer create an outline for his or her paper?

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Question 11 11. What should you do with the outline once you have written it?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements would be considered a claim to support the argument, 'Aldous Huxley drew inspiration from William Shakespeare?'

Question 13 13. When writing a research proposal, what's the suggested strategy for moving from a thesis statement to an argument?

Question 14 14. Which of the following would be a good source for a research paper?

Question 15 15. When writing a research proposal, what's the suggested strategy for moving from a topic to a research question?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following would be considered a strong thesis statement?

Question 17 17. One should focus on _____ during the outlining process.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is true regarding topic sentences?

Question 19 19. Why is it a good idea to develop your thesis statement before writing your outline?

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

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Question 21 21. Peter is creating an outline for a paper on ecotourism and decides to use a formal outline format. You would expect Peter's outline to _____.

Composing Research Proposals & Outlines Chapter Exam Instructions

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