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Which is the first thing to do when writing a research paper?
a) locate material b) organize materials c) take notes d) choose a topic
Which fact does NOT belong in a research paper about voting America?
a) In several countries, election day is treated like a national holiday. b) The electroral college is a select body of people who elect somebody to an office. c) The method by which you cast your ballot is decided by each individual state. d) Voting rights were not always granted to women and African Americans.
Which is a good method for taking notes for a research paper?
a) Write information on note cards. b) Print information from a computer source. c) Memorize information from videotapes. d) Photocopy pages from a printed source.
While taking notes for a research paper, if you restate in your own words a passage written by someone else, you are
a) outlining b) paraphrasing c) skimming d) analyzing
During the research process, when is the best time to formulate your research questions?
a) after you select your sources but before you start taking notes b) after you have thought about several topics but before you have made your choice c) after you have chosen a topic but before you write an outline d) after you have written your rough draft but before you revise it
Maria is doing research for a paper on the paintings of the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Which piece of information is least related to her topic?
a) Van Gogh's paintings are filled with emotion. b) Van Gogh's friend Gauguin was famous for his paintings set in Tahiti. c) Van Gogh used bright colors and broad brush strokes. d) Van Gogh painted both people and landscapes.
Which is the correct format for a book by one author?
a) title, author, publisher, city published, editor, date published, medium b) editor, author, title, city publishe,d publisher, date published, medium c) author, title, city published, publisher, date published, medium d) author, title, city published, publisher, editor, date published, medium
Which is the correct format for a magazine?
a) title, author, magazine name, date published, medium b) author, magazine name, title, date published, medium c) magazine name, title, author, date published, medium d) author, title, magazine name, date published, medium
Which is the correct format for a newspaper article?
a) title, author, newspaper name, date, page, medium b) author, newspaper name, title, date, page, medium c) author, title, newspaper name, date, page, medium d) newspaper name, author, title, date, page, medium
Which is the correct format for an Internet site?
a) author, title, website name, date last motified, sponsoring institution, medium, date last visited b) title, author, website name, associated institution, date last visited, medium, date last motified c) website name, title, author, associated institution, date last motificed, medium, date last visited d) title, author, website name, associated institution, date last motified, medium, date last visited
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