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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

  • 26. 
    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    All plagiarism is intentional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Even if you name your source in the sentence in which you cite them, you still have to include their last name in the parenthetical reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Citations are usually used to give credence to our own arguments or to refute what someone else said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    Not all web pages are considered viable academic material for a research paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    In general, an online source is not good if...
    • A. 

      The author has authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      The author provides evidence to substantiate opinions.

    • C. 

      There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

    • D. 

      What the author says can be substantiated by other sources.

  • 36. 
    In general, an online source is good if...
    • A. 

      It provides no links to other sources.

    • B. 

      The author uses an angry, provocative tone.

    • C. 

      The tone is sensationalistic.

    • D. 

      The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.

  • 37. 
    Sites should be avoided if...
    • A. 

      They contain a lot of dead links.

    • B. 

      It is an academic site.

    • C. 

      The information they contain is relevant to your research.

    • D. 

      The author uses a fair and balanced tone.

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is not a good way to structure your paper?
    • A. 

      Asking yourself questions about the text as you read.

    • B. 

      Arguing against a secondary source with which you disagree.

    • C. 

      Writing bits and pieces of your paper, then putting them all together in a logical order afterwards.

    • D. 

      Trying to guess what your professor wants.

  • 39. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.

    • B. 

      Even people who write well sometimes have difficulty writing.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the final grade will probably make it more difficult to write.

    • D. 

      You should always choose a topic that is interesting to you.

  • 40. 
    Which of the following should you NOT do if you are having difficulty writing?
    • A. 

      Focus on the subject of your paper.

    • B. 

      Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.

    • C. 

      Give yourself small rewards along the way.

    • D. 

      Establish your own personal ideal conditions for writing.

  • 41. 
    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.

  • 42. 
    Revising and editing are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    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.

  • 44. 
    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    If you have to use pronouns to refer to people in general, you should use the masculine forms (he, his, him).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    You should strive to use erudite words in your writing, even if you're not sure what they mean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    If you are not writing a paper, but giving a presentation in class, you don't have to worry about research and organization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    Writing your paper in stages, bit by bit, is the surest way to guarantee successful completion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    When writing your paper, you should keep in mind the arguments a hostile reader might make.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 52. 
    You cannot use secondary sources if they do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    Choosing a topic that is too narrow is as big a problem as choosing a topic that is too broad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    In literary analysis we do not speak of right or wrong readings, but of strong or weak readings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 56. 
    A literary analysis of a narrative work is usually a plot summary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    When you read a text for analysis, you should underline, highlight, or otherwise take notes as you read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 58. 
    The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 59. 
    Tone is the attitude that is created by the words in the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 60. 
    If a text breaks the conventions of its genre, that's not usually something you would comment on in an analysis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 61. 
    All of the things evoked in the text are collectively referred to as imagery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 62. 
    A symbol is an image that has more than one meaning in a text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    You should probably decide on your research topic before you go to the library to search for sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 66. 
    In most cases, you will probably have to narrow your topic, or you will have too much information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 67. 
    In Modern Languages courses, most of your secondary sources are likely to be newspaper and magazine articles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 68. 
    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 69. 
    Block quotes are used for quotes that are three lines or longer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 70. 
    All plagiarism is intentional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 71. 
    Quotation marks are used for the titles of novels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 72. 
    The word sic is used to indicate you know there is something wrong with the original text you are quoting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 73. 
    Even if you name your source in the sentence in which you cite them, you still have to include their last name in the parenthetical reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 74. 
    Citations are usually used to give credence to our own arguments or to refute what someone else said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 75. 
    If you can find the same information in several different sources, you should still cite the original source where you found it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 76. 
    You cannot do a comparison and contrast essay with two works that are completely different from each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 77. 
    The basic format of an essay is: thesis statement, evidence for the thesis, introduction of topic, conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 78. 
    In a critique, you must present your own opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    When you interpret a text, you are merely being asked to give your personal opinions about the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 80. 
    A good thesis statement should present incontrovertible facts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    A good thesis statement should present your opinion without using pejorative language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    Not all web pages are considered viable academic material for a research paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 83. 
    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 85. 
    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 86. 
    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 87. 
    We generally write our introduction first, then move on to the body of the paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    When taking notes, we should use quotation marks for the words we got directly from another source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 89. 
    Thesis statements should not be controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 90. 
    Typically in the introduction there is a general statement of the topic, a narrowing of the topic, then a statement of the thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 91. 
    A good way to evaluate trustworthy online sources is to...
    • A. 

      Look at the domain extension.

    • B. 

      Look for pages with background music.

    • C. 

      Look for pages that have no author listed.

    • D. 

      Look for pages written by amateurs.

  • 92. 
    In general, the most trustworthy online sources have the domain extensions...
    • A. 

      .php and .mov.

    • B. 

      .gov and .edu.

    • C. 

      .com and .jpeg.

    • D. 

      .asp and .png.

  • 93. 
    In general, an online source is not good if...
    • A. 

      The author has authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      The author provides evidence to substantiate opinions.

    • C. 

      There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

    • D. 

      What the author says can be substantiated by other sources.

  • 94. 
    In general, an online source is good if...
    • A. 

      It provides no links to other sources.

    • B. 

      The author uses an angry, provocative tone.

    • C. 

      The tone is sensationalistic.

    • D. 

      The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.

  • 95. 
    Sites should be avoided if...
    • A. 

      They contain a lot of dead links.

    • B. 

      It is an academic site.

    • C. 

      The information they contain is relevant to your research.

    • D. 

      The author uses a fair and balanced tone.

  • 96. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Is vague and indirect.

    • B. 

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C. 

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D. 

      States the obvious.

  • 97. 
    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.

  • 98. 
    If you are experiencing writer's block, you should...
    • A. 

      Make sure that everything you write is perfect.

    • B. 

      Turn off your internal critic.

    • C. 

      Start writing later in the quarter.

    • D. 

      Start writing your introduction.

  • 99. 
    Generally speaking, which of the following should you NOT do when writing a paper?
    • A. 

      Start early enough in the quarter to make sure you are finished in time.

    • B. 

      Develop the introduction and conclusion later.

    • C. 

      Use deadlines (as motivators) to your own advantage.

    • D. 

      Try to put everything in a logical order while you are writing.

  • 100. 
    Which of the following is not a good way to structure your paper?
    • A. 

      Asking yourself questions about the text as you read.

    • B. 

      Arguing against a secondary source with which you disagree.

    • C. 

      Writing bits and pieces of your paper, then putting them all together in a logical order afterwards.

    • D. 

      Trying to guess what your professor wants.

  • 101. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.

    • B. 

      Even people who write well sometimes have difficulty writing.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the final grade will probably make it more difficult to write.

    • D. 

      You should always choose a topic that is interesting to you.

  • 102. 
    Which of the following should you NOT do if you are having difficulty writing?
    • A. 

      Focus on the subject of your paper.

    • B. 

      Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.

    • C. 

      Give yourself small rewards along the way.

    • D. 

      Establish your own personal ideal conditions for writing.

  • 103. 
    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.

  • 104. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "as we know"

    • B. 

      "at the same time"

    • C. 

      "however"

    • D. 

      "original"

  • 105. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "in addition"

    • B. 

      "in spite of"

    • C. 

      "joint"

    • D. 

      "but"

  • 106. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "match"

    • B. 

      "however"

    • C. 

      "in addition"

    • D. 

      "moreover"

  • 107. 
    Which of the following is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "yet"

    • B. 

      "so"

    • C. 

      "of course"

    • D. 

      "average"

  • 108. 
    Revising and editing are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 109. 
    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.

  • 110. 
    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 111. 
    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 112. 
    Your paper should have a unifying theme stated as a thesis near the end of the first or second paragraph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 113. 
    It is best to avoid theses that are too argumentative or controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 114. 
    An argument is a conceptual statement aimed at a specific conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 115. 
    It's a good idea to give your paper the same title as the work you are writing about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 116. 
    Ideally, your title should be informative enough that anyone who reads it will have some idea what your paper is about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 117. 
    If you have to use pronouns to refer to people in general, you should use the masculine forms (he, his, him).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 118. 
    You should strive to use erudite words in your writing, even if you're not sure what they mean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 119. 
    If you are not writing a paper, but giving a presentation in class, you don't have to worry about research and organization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 120. 
    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 121. 
    Writing your paper in stages, bit by bit, is the surest way to guarantee successful completion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 122. 
    When writing your paper, you should keep in mind the arguments a hostile reader might make.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 123. 
    You cannot use secondary sources if they do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 124. 
    Choosing a topic that is too narrow is as big a problem as choosing a topic that is too broad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 125. 
    In literary analysis we do not speak of right or wrong readings, but of strong or weak readings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 126. 
    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 127. 
    A literary analysis of a narrative work is usually a plot summary.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 128. 
    When you read a text for analysis, you should underline, highlight, or otherwise take notes as you read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 129. 
    The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 130. 
    Tone is the attitude that is created by the words in the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 131. 
    If a text breaks the conventions of its genre, that's not usually something you would comment on in an analysis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 132. 
    All of the things evoked in the text are collectively referred to as imagery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 133. 
    A symbol is an image that has more than one meaning in a text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 134. 
    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 135. 
    You should probably decide on your research topic before you go to the library to search for sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 136. 
    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 137. 
    In most cases, you will probably have to narrow your topic, or you will have too much information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 138. 
    In Modern Languages courses, most of your secondary sources are likely to be newspaper and magazine articles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 139. 
    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 140. 
    Block quotes are used for quotes that are three lines or longer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 141. 
    All plagiarism is intentional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 142. 
    Quotation marks are used for the titles of novels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 143. 
    The word sic is used to indicate you know there is something wrong with the original text you are quoting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 144. 
    Even if you name your source in the sentence in which you cite them, you still have to include their last name in the parenthetical reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 145. 
    Citations are usually used to give credence to our own arguments or to refute what someone else said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 146. 
    If you can find the same information in several different sources, you should still cite the original source where you found it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 147. 
    You cannot do a comparison and contrast essay with two works that are completely different from each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 148. 
    The basic format of an essay is: thesis statement, evidence for the thesis, introduction of topic, conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 149. 
    In a critique, you must present your own opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 150. 
    When you interpret a text, you are merely being asked to give your personal opinions about the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 151. 
    A good thesis statement should present incontrovertible facts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 152. 
    A good thesis statement should present your opinion without using pejorative language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 153. 
    Not all web pages are considered viable academic material for a research paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 154. 
    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 155. 
    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 156. 
    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 157. 
    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 158. 
    We generally write our introduction first, then move on to the body of the paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 159. 
    When taking notes, we should use quotation marks for the words we got directly from another source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 160. 
    Thesis statements should not be controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 161. 
    Typically in the introduction there is a general statement of the topic, a narrowing of the topic, then a statement of the thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 162. 
    A good way to evaluate trustworthy online sources is to...
    • A. 

      Look at the domain extension.

    • B. 

      Look for pages with background music.

    • C. 

      Look for pages that have no author listed.

    • D. 

      Look for pages written by amateurs.

  • 163. 
    In general, the most trustworthy online sources have the domain extensions...
    • A. 

      .php and .mov.

    • B. 

      .gov and .edu.

    • C. 

      .com and .jpeg.

    • D. 

      .asp and .png.

  • 164. 
    In general, an online source is not good if...
    • A. 

      The author has authority on the subject.

    • B. 

      The author provides evidence to substantiate opinions.

    • C. 

      There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

    • D. 

      What the author says can be substantiated by other sources.

  • 165. 
    In general, an online source is good if...
    • A. 

      It provides no links to other sources.

    • B. 

      The author uses an angry, provocative tone.

    • C. 

      The tone is sensationalistic.

    • D. 

      The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.

  • 166. 
    Sites should be avoided if...
    • A. 

      They contain a lot of dead links.

    • B. 

      It is an academic site.

    • C. 

      The information they contain is relevant to your research.

    • D. 

      The author uses a fair and balanced tone.

  • 167. 
    A good thesis statement...
    • A. 

      Is vague and indirect.

    • B. 

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C. 

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D. 

      States the obvious.

  • 168. 
    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.

  • 169. 
    If you are experiencing writer's block, you should...
    • A. 

      Make sure that everything you write is perfect.

    • B. 

      Turn off your internal critic.

    • C. 

      Start writing later in the quarter.

    • D. 

      Start writing your introduction.

  • 170. 
    Generally speaking, which of the following should you NOT do when writing a paper?
    • A. 

      Start early enough in the quarter to make sure you are finished in time.

    • B. 

      Develop the introduction and conclusion later.

    • C. 

      Use deadlines (as motivators) to your own advantage.

    • D. 

      Try to put everything in a logical order while you are writing.

  • 171. 
    Which of the following is not a good way to structure your paper?
    • A. 

      Asking yourself questions about the text as you read.

    • B. 

      Arguing against a secondary source with which you disagree.

    • C. 

      Writing bits and pieces of your paper, then putting them all together in a logical order afterwards.

    • D. 

      Trying to guess what your professor wants.

  • 172. 
    Which of the following statements is NOT true?
    • A. 

      Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.

    • B. 

      Even people who write well sometimes have difficulty writing.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the final grade will probably make it more difficult to write.

    • D. 

      You should always choose a topic that is interesting to you.

  • 173. 
    Which of the following should you NOT do if you are having difficulty writing?
    • A. 

      Focus on the subject of your paper.

    • B. 

      Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.

    • C. 

      Give yourself small rewards along the way.

    • D. 

      Establish your own personal ideal conditions for writing.

  • 174. 
    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.

  • 175. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "as we know"

    • B. 

      "at the same time"

    • C. 

      "however"

    • D. 

      "original"

  • 176. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "in addition"

    • B. 

      "in spite of"

    • C. 

      "joint"

    • D. 

      "but"

  • 177. 
    Which of these is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "match"

    • B. 

      "however"

    • C. 

      "in addition"

    • D. 

      "moreover"

  • 178. 
    Which of the following is not a transition statement?
    • A. 

      "yet"

    • B. 

      "so"

    • C. 

      "of course"

    • D. 

      "average"

  • 179. 
    Revising and editing are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 180. 
    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.

  • 181. 
    When we are writing the first draft, we shouldn't worry about style and accuracy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 182. 
    When writing an academic paper, we should assume our reader knows nothing about the topic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 183. 
    Your paper should have a unifying theme stated as a thesis near the end of the first or second paragraph.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 184. 
    It is best to avoid theses that are too argumentative or controversial.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 185. 
    An argument is a conceptual statement aimed at a specific conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 186. 
    It's a good idea to give your paper the same title as the work you are writing about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 187. 
    Ideally, your title should be informative enough that anyone who reads it will have some idea what your paper is about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 188. 
    If you have to use pronouns to refer to people in general, you should use the masculine forms (he, his, him).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 189. 
    You should strive to use erudite words in your writing, even if you're not sure what they mean.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 190. 
    If you are not writing a paper, but giving a presentation in class, you don't have to worry about research and organization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 191. 
    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 192. 
    Writing your paper in stages, bit by bit, is the surest way to guarantee successful completion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 193. 
    When writing your paper, you should keep in mind the arguments a hostile reader might make.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 194. 
    You cannot use secondary sources if they do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 195. 
    Choosing a topic that is too narrow is as big a problem as choosing a topic that is too broad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 196. 
    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 197. 
    When you read a text for analysis, you should underline, highlight, or otherwise take notes as you read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 198. 
    The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 199. 
    Tone is the attitude that is created by the words in the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 200. 
    If a text breaks the conventions of its genre, that's not usually something you would comment on in an analysis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 201. 
    All of the things evoked in the text are collectively referred to as imagery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 202. 
    A symbol is an image that has more than one meaning in a text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 203. 
    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 204. 
    You should probably decide on your research topic before you go to the library to search for sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 205. 
    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 206. 
    In most cases, you will probably have to narrow your topic, or you will have too much information.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 207. 
    In Modern Languages courses, most of your secondary sources are likely to be newspaper and magazine articles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 208. 
    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 209. 
    Block quotes are used for quotes that are three lines or longer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 210. 
    All plagiarism is intentional.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 211. 
    Quotation marks are used for the titles of novels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 212. 
    Even if you name your source in the sentence in which you cite them, you still have to include their last name in the parenthetical reference.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 213. 
    Citations are usually used to give credence to our own arguments or to refute what someone else said.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 214. 
    If you can find the same information in several different sources, you should still cite the original source where you found it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 215. 
    You cannot do a comparison and contrast essay with two works that are completely different from each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 216. 
    The basic format of an essay is: thesis statement, evidence for the thesis, introduction of topic, conclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 217. 
    In a critique, you must present your own opinions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 218. 
    When you interpret a text, you are merely being asked to give your personal opinions about the text.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 219. 
    A good thesis statement should present incontrovertible facts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 220. 
    A good thesis statement should present your opinion without using pejorative language.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 221. 
    Not all web pages are considered viable academic material for a research paper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 222. 
    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 223. 
    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 224. 
    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 225. 
    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 226. 
    When taking notes, we should use quotation marks for the words we got directly from another source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 227. 
    Typically in the introduction there is a general statement of the topic, a narrowing of the topic, then a statement of the thesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 228. 
    You have gone to the library to find out about a particular pedagogy you are interested in. 
    • A. 

      FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS

    • B. 

      IDENTIFICATION OF A PROBLEM

    • C. 

      REASONING AND DEDUCTION

    • D. 

      VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS