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The three main parts of an introduction include ...
a) the topic sentence, support, and elaboration b) the repetition of main points and interesting ending c) the explanation, transition, and introductory sentence d) the attention grabber, lead-in, and thesis statement
Which of the following is the best thesis statement?
a) Drug use is detrimental to society. b) Pollution is bad for the environment in so many ways. c) At least 25 percent of the federal budget should be spent on helping upgrade business to clean technologies, researching .... d) All of them are effective thesis statements.
Which of the following is the correct order for body paragraph structure?
a) support, elaboration, support, elaboration, conclusion b) topic sentence, elaboration, support, elaboration, support c) example, explain, example, explain, conclusion/transition d) topic sentence, support, elaboration, support, elaboration
Taking information from another source and putting it into your own words is known as ...
a) quoting b) plagiarizing c) paraphrasing d) none of the above
Choose the option that best paraphrases the passage below: ''It is a truism of New York life that 'the city never sleeps' and night revelers can be assured that somewhere, something is going on no matter what the hour.''
a) In New York, there is something to do all hours of the night. b) It is hard to sleep in New York because everyone stays up late. c) New York City is a very busy place. d) None of the above.
Choose the option that best paraphrases the passage below: ''While individual industries have undergone cycles of rise and fall, New York's position as the United States' corporate headquarters remains intact.''
a) New York has seen its stature as the nation's corporate headquarters diminish. b) New York has seen its stature as the nation's corporate headquarters remain the same throughout change. c) New York has seen its stature as the nation's ''corporate headquarters'' rise. d) None of the above.
Which of the following is the correct method for citing a website?
a) Last name, First Name. ''Article Title.'' Website Title. Date Posted. Company/Sponsor.Web. Date Retrieved. b) Last Name, First Name. ''Article Title.'' Website Title. Date Posted. Company/Sponsor. Date Retrieved. Web. c) ''Article Title.'' Last Name, First Name. Website Title. Date Posted. Company/Sponsor. Web. Date Retrieved. d) None of the above.
Using the MLA citation provided below, choose the correct parenthetical citation? Verducci, Tom. ''Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer takes out massive injury insurance policy.'' SI. 7 June 2014. Time Warner Company. Web. 9 June 2014.
a) (''Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer takes out massive injury insurance policy''). b) (Verducci). c) (SI). d) None of the above
The two main parts of the conclusion include ...
a) a restatement of main points and an interesting ending b) thesis statement and conclusion include ... c) new support and elaboration d) none of the above
True or False: You should never start a body paragraph with an example.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: The introduction to your essay works like a funnel, going from broad information to specific information.
a) True b) False c) d)
True or False: When writing a research paper, a body paragraph should never end with a parenthetical citation, as that would indicate that support is the last thing provided in the paragraph.
a) True b) False c) d)
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