Language Research - Finals

228 Questions | Total Attempts: 77

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  • 1. 
    You might have told your friend,  “If only someone did something like this…”
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 2. 
    You have drawn a mind-map based on your readings.
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 3. 
    You have collected survey forms from your students to evaluate the learning log.
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 4. 
    You have decided that some educational journal articles are irrelevant to your classroom context.
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 5. 
    You have used Excel files to capture your students’ progress.
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 6. 
    You scanned your students’ multiple-choice answers to learn about their misconceptions.  
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS

  • 7. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Is vague and indirect.

    • B. 

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C. 

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D. 

      States the obvious.

  • 8. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Presents more than one position on a topic.

    • B. 

      Is angry and biased in tone.

    • C. 

      Is merely a restatement of the topic.

    • D. 

      Makes clear the direction the essay is going to take.

  • 9. 
    Mind mapping and outlining are different ways of...
    • A. 

      Organizing your thoughts.

    • B. 

      Scheduling your writing time.

    • C. 

      Rewarding yourself.

    • D. 

      Getting bogged down in your research.

  • 10. 
    Revising and editing are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The difference between revising and editing is that...
    • A. 

      When we revise we make minor changes, and when we edit we make major changes to our writing.

    • B. 

      When we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing.

    • C. 

      Revising has to do with improving the text, and editing doesn't.

    • D. 

      Editing has to do with improving the text, and revising doesn't.

  • 12. 
    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    It is best to avoid theses that are too argumentative or controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Writing your paper in stages, bit by bit, is the surest way to guarantee successful completion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    You cannot use secondary sources if they do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Choosing a topic that is too narrow is as big a problem as choosing a topic that is too broad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    You should probably decide on your research topic before you go to the library to search for sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    In most cases, you will probably have to narrow your topic, or you will have too much information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In Modern Languages courses, most of your secondary sources are likely to be newspaper and magazine articles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False