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NES ELA: Research Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which answer choice correctly shows a magazine citation in APA format?

Question 2 2. Juan was analyzing a business he was thinking of buying. He looked at the daily sales records, the number of unique customers, and the number of repeat customers. He used statistics generated by this data to help him make his decision. What kind of research did Juan use?

Question 3 3. What should be included in the References page for an online source?

Question 4 4. What is an in-text citation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a question to ask yourself for determining if you need to cite a source?

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Question 6 6. Mary Anne wants to know what percentage of parents who shopped at her store had their children ride in the shopping cart. What kind of research would most likely give Mary Anne the information she wants?

Question 7 7. Bill completed both qualitative and quantitative research, analyzed the data, and interpreted his findings. What is Bill now ready to do?

Question 8 8. Which of the following separates a title and subtitle in APA formatting?

Question 9 9. What is a potential resource for statistics?

Question 10 10. What is the purpose of a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in a citation?

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Question 11 11. How current should an article be in order for it to be reliable?

Question 12 12. Do you need to cite a source when paraphrasing information using your own words?

Question 13 13. Linda found several journal articles about scientific experiments that produced statistically significant findings. Because of this, Linda can conclude:

Question 14 14. Kevin was instructed to engage in some primary data research on his company's new product. What might Kevin do to be successful in this task?

Question 15 15. What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

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Question 16 16. What does it mean to plagiarize?

Question 17 17. What is a distinct characteristic of reference page entries that is essential to preserving the APA format?

Question 18 18. While doing her research, Sally came across documents that included things like the original results of an experiment, eye witness accounts of an event, and legal documents. What kinds of documents did Sally find?

Question 19 19. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 20 20. All of these are qualities you should expect in an academic source EXCEPT _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a form of secondary research?

Question 22 22. Which research material can be found in library databases such as EBSCO?

Question 23 23. In a footnote, what is the size of the footnote number?

Question 24 24. When checking for plagiarism, what is the purpose of searching a piece of information in a search engine?

Question 25 25. How are online sources cited in-text, compared to print sources (when author names are available)?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of proper APA capitalization for the title of an authored book on the reference page?

Question 27 27. What piece of information can usually be found on the cover of a book that is necessary to know when completing the reference page?

Question 28 28. LaToya looked for patterns and themes in the answers she got from the customers she had visited. What was LaToya doing?

Question 29 29. In APA format, what is the minimum amount of information you need for citing within the text?

Question 30 30. 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?

NES ELA: Research Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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