Research Skills for English Language Arts Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'As found by Researcher 1, 2, and 3, the results indicate a strong correlation between ice cream and murder' is an example of a statement from:

Question 2 2.

You are writing a paper, and you include the following sentence: Economists Bradford and Austin assert, 'The stock market should make a huge recovery in the coming year' (2013).

The sentence includes information quoted from a book with two authors. What do you need to do to make your in-text citation correct, if you are using APA style?

Question 3 3.

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 4 4. On your Works Cited page, your sources

Question 5 5. To cite a source in APA format, you need what information?

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Question 6 6. When writing a paper, how do you go about making the reference material you've used your own?

Question 7 7. Why are the recency and verifiability of sources important factors in the production of an article?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Which of the following sources is the most thorough reference for APA style?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. A good example of secondary research is:

Question 12 12. 'In this study, we found that red pens caused graders to increase the number of errors' is a statement most likely from:

Question 13 13. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 14 14. A reader can clearly see where one Works Cited entry ends and the next begins because

Question 15 15. What are the two factors that help you judge the credibility of an article?

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Question 16 16. Marco has a quote from page 54 of a book written by Harry Smith in his research paper. Marco sees that the book was written in 1996. Marco is writing his paper in APA format. Which of the following would be the correct parenthetical citation for Marco's quote?

Question 17 17. Clarissa's professor has asked her class to use APA formatting when writing their papers. Which of the following should be the first page of Clarissa's paper?

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

Question 19 19. What information should ALWAYS be found in an in-text citation?

Question 20 20. What does MLA stand for?

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Question 21 21. What is the institute that hosts the website?

Question 22 22. If you take information from a source word-for-word, that is also known as a...

Question 23 23. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 24 24. In a footnote, what is the size of the footnote number?

Question 25 25. A student turns in a well-written research paper that includes ideas borrowed from five different sources, but the student forgets to include any in-text citations. This student has _____.

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Question 26 26. What are some important characteristics of a good primary source of research?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

Question 28 28. Which of the following describes a purpose for developing APA format?

Question 29 29. Why do some individuals prefer the CMS style?

Question 30 30. What are the two factors that help you judge the worth of an article?

Research Skills for English Language Arts Chapter Exam Instructions

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