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Ohio Assessments ELA: Elements of Research Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Linda found several journal articles about scientific experiments that produced statistically significant findings. Because of this, Linda can conclude:

Question 2 2. Jane is writing an essay for her English 101 course. She has a lot of arguments in mind and she is trying to select which sources she should use. Which of the following would be the MOST reputable source?

Question 3 3. Jeanne, a local restaurant owner, is conducting a survey around coffee drinking. She concludes her survey with the question: 'Do you think drinking coffee is essential to the start of a good day?' The answer options range from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree.' What type of question is this?

Question 4 4. In both APA or MLA format, which of the following pieces of information is NOT needed when adding an entry to the reference page?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is the correct way of citing a revised book?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT included in a reference page citation?

Question 7 7. LaToya looked for patterns and themes in the answers she got from the customers she had visited. What was LaToya doing?

Question 8 8. Jerald was given the assignment of finding peer-reviewed research articles on the subject of auto safety. Which of the following statements best describes the kind of articles that Jerald needs to find?

Question 9 9. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

Question 10 10. Why do some individuals prefer the CMS style?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following is an example of proper APA capitalization for the title of an authored book on the reference page?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 17 17. For her research project, Jerri interviewed ten people asking them the same open-ended questions. What type of research did Jerri engage in?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a standard formatting requirement for an MLA-style paper?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Which of the following sources is the most reputable?

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Question 21 21. In APA format, what is the minimum amount of information you need for citing within the text?

Question 22 22. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

Question 23 23. Implying or inferring certain recommendations is the ability to do what?

Question 24 24. All of the following criteria are indicative of a properly-formatted MLA Works Cited page EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. In both APA or MLA format, what information regarding publication date is needed in the reference page?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a form of secondary research?

Question 27 27. Which research material can be found in library databases such as EBSCO?

Question 28 28. What does it mean to plagiarize?

Question 29 29. What does MLA stand for?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a part of a reference for an edited book?

Ohio Assessments ELA: Elements of Research Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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