Academic English 2: Primary, Secondary And Tertiary Sources

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Academic English 2: Primary, Secondary And Tertiary Sources

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  • 1. 
    Old newspapers is
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 2. 
    Pages from a National Geography article about ancient Chinese artifacts is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 3. 
    Literary work is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 4. 
    Documentary is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 5. 
    Reference book is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 6. 
    Interview transcript is
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 7. 
    Journal Article is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 8. 
    Data is 
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 9. 
    Primary sources are
    • A. 

      First-hand

    • B. 

      Scholarly

    • C. 

      Not interpreted by anyone

    • D. 

      From the event, phenomenon, or time-period being studied

  • 10. 
    Non-fiction book is
    • A. 

      Primary source

    • B. 

      Secondary source

    • C. 

      Tertiary source

  • 11. 
    Which of the following url ending would indicate the LOWEST level of research reliability?
    • A. 

      .gov

    • B. 

      .edu

    • C. 

      .com

    • D. 

      .org

  • 12. 
    What piece of information is MOST important to record about information you find on the internet?
    • A. 

      Author

    • B. 

      Title

    • C. 

      Date Published and Date Assessed

    • D. 

      URL

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    If you are searching for information on drug abuse statistics in your county, what would be the best phrase to type into Google?
    • A. 

      "What are drug abuse statistics in my county?"

    • B. 

      "Wayne County Drug Abuse"

    • C. 

      Drugz statisticks

    • D. 

      Drug Abuse

    • E. 

      "Drug Abuse Statistics Wayne County Georgia"

  • 14. 
    What is the best way to quickly check whether an author has used accurate facts in their article?
    • A. 

      Make sure they have other internet sources listed.

    • B. 

      Do a quick search to see if other articles say the same things.

    • C. 

      Make sure they have many sources listed to support their work, and that their sources are reliable, non-internet sources.

    • D. 

      Use common sense to decide if they sound professional enough to lie.

    • E. 

      Do a Google search on the author to make sure that they graduated from college.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following would NOT be a good reliable source on homelessness in the state of Georgia?
    • A. 

      An Atlanta-Journal Constitution article on homelessness in Atlanta.

    • B. 

      Resources from the Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness website.

    • C. 

      "Homelessness in 2008 in Georgia" by Boake Moore from ezine.com.

    • D. 

      The Wikipedia entry for "homelessness."

    • E. 

      Information from the State Interagency Homeless Council page on the ga.gov website.

  • 16. 
    How can you judge the reliability of the information that you find on the internet?
  • 17. 
    Which of the following sentences are opinions?
    • A. 

      In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted to demote Pluto from a full-fledged planet to a “dwarf planet.”

    • B. 

      No one under the age of thirty uses e-mail anymore; it’s too slow.

    • C. 

      Inside Job, a movie about the financial meltdown of 2008, is a documentary that should be seen by everyone interested in knowing how such a disaster could happen.

    • D. 

      In 2010, the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano spewed clouds of ash into the sky as high as 33,000 feet.

    • E. 

      In 2010, Joao Silva, one of the most talented and respected photojournalists working in the world today, lost both of his legs when he stepped on a plastic land mine in Afghanistan. 

  • 18. 
    What’s the key difference between facts and opinions?
  • 19. 
    Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? Give reason to your answer. “Without doubt, feminism has made women unhappier now than they were before the second wave of feminism began in the 1960s”?
  • 20. 
    Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? Give reason to your answer. “Without doubt, feminism has made women unhappier now than they were before the second wave of feminism began in the 1960s”?
  • 21. 
    Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? Give reason to your answer.  In the United States, bullying in the schools has become an epidemic at all grade levels.
  • 22. 
    Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? Give reason to your answer. Thomas Jefferson issued repeated warnings against the dangers of a centralized government.
  • 23. 
    Is the following statement a fact or an opinion? Give reason to your answer. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued a statement saying that swine influenza had become a pandemic, meaning the virus could be quickly spread throughout the world.
  • 24. 
    List the characteristics of facts.
  • 25. 
    How do you ensure the quality of information gathered?
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