Writing Research & Citation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following areas is the last step in your writing process?

Question 2 2. Plagiarism is...

Question 3 3. Which of the following would NOT be used when citing a journal article using MLA formatting?

Question 4 4. What are the two most common formats used for citing sources in academic writing?

Question 5 5. What does it mean to plagiarize?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is a primary source?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Peter is referencing a study in the Journal of Anthropology for his History 102 paper. Why is this an example of a secondary source?

Question 9 9. A Works Cited entry for a book would include

Question 10 10. Why is use of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) preferred by those who use APA style citations?

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Question 11 11. The issue of fake news has been a hot topic since the presidential election of 2016. What should you look for when searching for unbiased coverage of any story?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. What would be considered as an example of an author's credentials?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a helpful way to make sure you're paraphrasing instead of plagiarizing?

Question 15 15. If you were researching the first smartphone introduced by Apple, what source would provide the most relevant information on the topic?

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Question 16 16. What steps should be taken to ensure information is verifiable?

Question 17 17.

Here is a quotation from the Declaration of Independence: When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.


Here is a student's attempt to paraphrase the quotation:

Talking about the American colonists, the Declaration of Independence states that after a long series of abuses and usurpations evinced a design to reduce them to absolute despotism, it was their right and their duty to throw off such Government.


Is this a proper paraphrase, or has the student accidentally plagiarized?

Question 18 18. What is a benefit of secondary sources?

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

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. When directly quoting a source with three or more authors for the first time, what should the in-text citation include?

Question 22 22. What does it mean to plagiarize?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is true about including a Works Cited page?

Question 24 24. A reader can clearly see where one Works Cited entry ends and the next begins because

Question 25 25. If we want news on an event that has happened in the past day, what source(s) are the best for relevant information?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a pitfall of historical research?

Question 27 27. When writing a paper, how do you go about making the reference material you've used your own?

Question 28 28. Which of these is an example of why knowing more about the general historical situation would be important?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a part of an APA citation when citing an online scholarly journal?

Writing Research & Citation Chapter Exam Instructions

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