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Research Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Because online sources are so plentiful, how should you evaluate them to make sure they're credible and right for your project?

Question 2 2. What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the correct way of citing a revised book?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Peter is referencing a study in the Journal of Anthropology for his History 102 paper. Why is this an example of a secondary source?

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Question 6 6. Plagiarism is...

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

Question 9 9. When directly quoting a source with three or more authors for the first time, what should the in-text citation include?

Question 10 10. What information should ALWAYS be found in an in-text citation?

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Question 11 11. Where should your bibliography appear?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. The initials CMS stands for:

Question 14 14. When writing a paper, how do you go about making the reference material you've used your own?

Question 15 15. What is the most important first step when planning a research paper?

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Question 16 16. When checking for plagiarism, what is the purpose of searching a piece of information in a search engine?

Question 17 17. Why is it important to consult a recent MLA style guide before you begin formatting your paper?

Question 18 18. For which type(s) of reference materials does Google News have indexes?

Question 19 19. What is a distinct characteristic of reference page entries that is essential to preserving the APA format?

Question 20 20. 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 _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 22 22. Damien submits an academic article for possible publication. Before the journal can print Damien's article it has to undergo a rigorous review process in which other scholars in his field review the article and assure it's accurate and high-quality. What is this process called?

Question 23 23. Which of the following separates a title and subtitle in APA formatting?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of proper APA capitalization for the title of an authored book on the reference page?

Question 25 25. All of these are qualities you should expect in an academic source EXCEPT _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sources is the most reputable?

Question 27 27. Which answer choice correctly shows a magazine citation in APA format?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a standard formatting requirement for an MLA-style paper?

Question 29 29. What is the purpose of a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) in a citation?

Question 30 30. All of the following criteria are indicative of a properly-formatted MLA Works Cited page EXCEPT:

Research Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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