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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

    Correct Answer
    A. FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "FORMATION OF A HYPOTHESIS". This is because the statement "If only someone did something like this" indicates a desire for a certain action or outcome to occur. Forming a hypothesis involves proposing a possible explanation or solution to a problem or situation. In this case, the statement suggests that the person is considering the possibility of someone taking a certain action or doing something specific to address the situation mentioned.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. REASONING AND DEDUCTION
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "REASONING AND DEDUCTION" because it is a step in the scientific method where one uses logical thinking and evidence to make conclusions or predictions based on observations or data. This step involves analyzing the information gathered and drawing logical inferences to form a hypothesis or to support or reject a hypothesis. It is an important part of the scientific process as it helps scientists make informed decisions and further investigate their research questions.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "Verification, modification, or rejection of the hypothesis," refers to a step in the scientific method. After forming a hypothesis and conducting experiments or gathering data, the next step is to analyze the results and determine if the hypothesis is supported or not. If the data supports the hypothesis, it can be verified. If the data does not support the hypothesis, it may need to be modified or rejected. This step is crucial in the scientific process as it allows for the refinement of theories and the advancement of knowledge.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS." After forming a hypothesis and identifying a problem, the next step in evaluating the learning log is to verify, modify, or reject the hypothesis. This involves analyzing the survey forms collected from the students to determine if the hypothesis holds true, if it needs to be modified based on the findings, or if it should be rejected altogether. This step is crucial in the evaluation process as it allows for the refinement and improvement of the learning log based on the feedback received from the students.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. REASONING AND DEDUCTION
    Explanation
    The reason why "REASONING AND DEDUCTION" is the correct answer is because when you decide that some educational journal articles are irrelevant to your classroom context, you are using reasoning and deduction to come to that conclusion. You are using your logical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate the articles, and then deducing that they are not applicable or useful for your specific classroom setting. This process involves reasoning based on evidence or logical arguments, and making deductions or drawing conclusions based on that reasoning.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS," is relevant because using Excel files to capture students' progress allows for the collection of data and information. This data can then be used to form a hypothesis about the students' progress. The hypothesis can be verified, modified, or rejected based on the analysis of the data in the Excel files. The Excel files serve as a tool for gathering evidence and evaluating the hypothesis.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "VERIFICATION, MODIFICATION, OR REJECTION OF THE HYPOTHESIS". After scanning the students' multiple-choice answers, the teacher is likely using this information to verify, modify, or reject their initial hypothesis about the students' misconceptions. By analyzing the students' answers, the teacher can gather evidence to support or refute their hypothesis and make any necessary adjustments to their understanding of the students' misconceptions.

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  • 8. 

    A good thesis statement...

    • A.

      Is vague and indirect.

    • B.

      Presents a position that is debatable.

    • C.

      Makes broad generalizations.

    • D.

      States the obvious.

    Correct Answer
    B. Presents a position that is debatable.
    Explanation
    A good thesis statement presents a position that is debatable because it allows for a discussion or argument to take place. It is not vague or indirect, as it clearly states a specific viewpoint. It also does not make broad generalizations or state the obvious, as it should provide a unique perspective that can be supported and debated.

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  • 9. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Makes clear the direction the essay is going to take.
    Explanation
    A good thesis statement is one that clearly indicates the direction the essay is going to take. It provides a concise summary of the main point or argument that the essay will address. This statement helps the reader understand what to expect from the essay and guides the writer in developing a focused and coherent piece of writing. It is important for a thesis statement to be clear and specific, avoiding vague or general statements that do not provide a clear direction for the essay.

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  • 10. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Organizing your thoughts.
    Explanation
    Mind mapping and outlining are different ways of organizing your thoughts. Mind mapping involves creating a visual representation of your ideas, using branches and sub-branches to connect related concepts. It allows you to see the relationships between different ideas and helps in generating new ideas. On the other hand, outlining involves creating a hierarchical structure of your thoughts, using headings, subheadings, and bullet points. It provides a clear and organized framework for your writing. Both techniques are effective in organizing your thoughts, but they differ in their visual representation and level of detail.

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  • 11. 

    Revising and editing are the same thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Revising and editing are not the same thing. Revising involves making changes to the content, organization, and structure of a piece of writing, while editing focuses on correcting errors in grammar, punctuation, and style. Revising is a broader process that involves rethinking and refining the overall message and effectiveness of the writing, while editing is more focused on polishing the final draft for clarity and correctness.

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  • 12. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. When we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is when we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing. Editing involves making small adjustments to improve grammar, punctuation, and style, while revising involves more substantial changes such as reorganizing ideas, adding or deleting content, and improving the overall structure and clarity of the writing.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When writing the first draft, it is important not to worry about style and accuracy. The initial draft is meant to capture ideas and thoughts without getting too caught up in perfecting the writing. By focusing on style and accuracy too early in the writing process, it can hinder creativity and slow down the progress of getting ideas down on paper. It is more effective to focus on refining and editing the draft in subsequent revisions rather than trying to achieve perfection in the first draft.

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Assuming that the reader knows nothing about the topic when writing an academic paper is not accurate. In fact, it is generally expected that academic papers are written for an audience that has some level of knowledge or background in the subject matter. Academic papers often build upon existing research and knowledge, and assuming that the reader knows nothing would be redundant and may even undermine the credibility of the paper. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 15. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that it is not advisable to choose theses that are argumentative or controversial. This implies that such topics may be difficult to handle, as they can lead to strong disagreements and conflicts among different parties. It is better to choose topics that are more objective and have a higher chance of generating consensus and agreement among researchers and readers.

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  • 16. 

    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it states that the final thesis might be different from the original working thesis. This implies that during the research and writing process, the thesis statement may evolve and change as new information is discovered or as the writer's understanding of the topic deepens. It is common for the final thesis to be modified or refined based on the findings and analysis conducted during the research.

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  • 17. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Writing a paper in stages, bit by bit, ensures successful completion because it allows for better organization, time management, and quality control. Breaking down the writing process into manageable chunks helps to avoid overwhelm and procrastination. It also allows for regular feedback and revisions, ensuring that the final product is well-developed and refined. By taking small steps consistently, the writer can stay on track and meet deadlines, increasing the chances of successfully completing the paper.

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  • 18. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because even if secondary sources do not directly discuss the work you are analyzing, they can still provide valuable context, background information, and different perspectives that can enhance your analysis. While primary sources are typically the most important for analysis, secondary sources can still be useful in providing a broader understanding of the topic at hand.

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  • 19. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Choosing a topic that is too narrow can limit the available information and make it difficult to find enough credible sources to support a research paper or project. It may also result in a lack of depth and analysis in the final work. On the other hand, choosing a topic that is too broad can lead to a lack of focus and make it challenging to cover all aspects of the topic adequately. Therefore, both scenarios can pose significant problems, making the statement true.

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  • 20. 

    The reader of your paper must ultimately agree with you.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 21. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The title of a text is usually the first indication of its content. It provides a brief summary or hint about what the text will discuss or focus on. Therefore, it can serve as a valuable clue for readers to understand the subject matter or main idea of the text. By analyzing the title, readers can make an initial prediction or expectation about the content they are about to read. Thus, the statement "The title of a text is usually your first clue as to what it's about" is true.

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  • 22. 

    Most close readings are of lengthy texts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Close readings can be done on texts of any length, not just lengthy texts. Close reading is a method of analyzing a text in detail, examining its language, structure, and meaning. It involves careful and focused attention to the text, regardless of its length. Therefore, the statement that most close readings are of lengthy texts is false.

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  • 23. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to decide on a research topic before going to the library to search for sources because having a clear focus will help you narrow down your search and find relevant information more efficiently. By deciding on a research topic beforehand, you can save time and ensure that the sources you find are aligned with your research objectives.

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  • 24. 

    Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Your research topic and your thesis are the same thing" is false. While they are related, they are not the same. A research topic is a broad area of interest that you want to explore, while a thesis is a specific argument or claim that you make based on your research. Your thesis is derived from your research topic and serves as the main point that you are trying to prove or support in your research. Therefore, the research topic is a starting point for your research, and the thesis is the end result or conclusion.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that in most cases, one will either need to narrow down their topic or they will have too much information to handle. This implies that it is common for individuals to either have a broad topic that needs to be focused or an overwhelming amount of information that needs to be condensed. Therefore, the correct answer is "True".

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  • 26. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In Modern Languages courses, secondary sources can include a variety of materials such as books, academic journals, online databases, and literary works. While newspaper and magazine articles may be used as secondary sources in some cases, it is not accurate to say that they are likely to be the most common type of secondary source in these courses. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 27. 

    Usually you will quote directly from all of your sources.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false. However, without any context or specific question, it is impossible to provide a detailed explanation or quote from sources.

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  • 28. 

    All plagiarism is intentional.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is false because not all plagiarism is intentional. Plagiarism can also occur unintentionally when someone unknowingly uses someone else's work without proper citation or acknowledgment. It can happen due to a lack of understanding of proper citation methods or failure to attribute the original source correctly. Therefore, the statement "All plagiarism is intentional" is incorrect.

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  • 29. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when you name your source in the sentence, you do not need to include their last name in the parenthetical reference. The parenthetical reference is only necessary when you mention the author's last name in the sentence.

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  • 30. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Citations are commonly used to provide support and credibility to our own arguments or to counter and challenge the claims made by others. By referencing reliable sources, we can strengthen our own statements and demonstrate that our arguments are based on evidence and expert opinions. Additionally, citations allow readers to verify the information presented and evaluate its validity. Therefore, it is accurate to say that citations are generally employed to lend credibility to our own arguments or to challenge the assertions made by others.

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  • 31. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because not all web pages are considered reliable or authoritative sources for academic research. Unlike scholarly journals, books, or reputable databases, web pages can be created by anyone and may contain inaccurate or biased information. It is important to critically evaluate the credibility and validity of web sources before using them in a research paper.

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  • 32. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The domains .gov and .edu are generally considered the most reliable because they are restricted and require verification to obtain. The .gov domain is reserved for government organizations, ensuring that the information provided is from a trusted source. Similarly, the .edu domain is reserved for educational institutions, indicating that the content is from reputable academic sources. These restrictions and verifications make the .gov and .edu domains more reliable compared to other domains that can be easily obtained by anyone.

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  • 33. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A site that lists an author or authors is usually better than one that doesn't because it provides credibility and accountability. Knowing the author's identity allows readers to assess their expertise, qualifications, and potential biases. It also enables readers to verify the author's credentials and reputation. Additionally, listing authors promotes transparency and accountability, as authors can be held responsible for the content they produce. Overall, a site that includes author information enhances the trustworthiness and reliability of the information presented.

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  • 34. 

    You should only present one position in your thesis statement.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The correct answer is true because a thesis statement is a concise and clear statement that presents the main argument or position of an essay or research paper. It serves as a roadmap for the reader and helps to guide the organization and development of the essay. By presenting only one position in the thesis statement, the writer ensures that their main argument is focused and supported throughout the paper, leading to a more coherent and effective piece of writing.

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  • 35. 

    Your first draft should be as perfect as possible.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False. However, without any context or question provided, it is impossible to determine the specific explanation for why the answer is False.

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  • 36. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.
    Explanation
    An online source is not considered good if it contains a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes. This is because such mistakes indicate a lack of attention to detail and professionalism, which can undermine the credibility and reliability of the information provided. Spelling and grammar mistakes can also make the content difficult to understand and may suggest that the source has not been thoroughly reviewed or edited. Therefore, it is important to ensure that online sources are well-written and free of such errors to ensure the accuracy and trustworthiness of the information presented.

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  • 37. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. The site is not obviously just an advertisement for a product.
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because an online source that is not obviously just an advertisement for a product is more likely to provide unbiased and reliable information. Websites that are solely focused on promoting a product or service may have a biased agenda and may not provide accurate information. Therefore, it is important to look for online sources that are not primarily advertising a product in order to ensure the credibility and trustworthiness of the information provided.

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  • 38. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. They contain a lot of dead links.
    Explanation
    Sites should be avoided if they contain a lot of dead links. Dead links indicate that the website may not be regularly updated or maintained, which can affect the reliability and accuracy of the information provided. Users may find it frustrating and time-consuming to navigate through broken links, hindering their ability to access the desired content. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid such sites and look for more reliable sources with active and functional links.

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  • 39. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Trying to guess what your professor wants.
    Explanation
    Trying to guess what your professor wants is not a good way to structure your paper because it is based on assumptions and speculation. It is important to focus on the content and purpose of your paper rather than trying to anticipate someone else's preferences. Structuring your paper based on your professor's expectations may lead to a lack of originality and critical thinking. It is better to follow a logical order, ask questions about the text, and present arguments based on your own analysis and understanding.

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  • 40. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature.
    Explanation
    The given statement that "Generally speaking, who, what, where, why, and how are irrelevant questions when writing about literature" is NOT true. When writing about literature, it is important to consider these questions as they help in understanding the characters, plot, setting, theme, and the author's purpose. Exploring these elements enhances the analysis and interpretation of the literary work.

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  • 41. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Avoid writing until you feel comfortable.
    Explanation
    If you are having difficulty writing, avoiding writing until you feel comfortable is not recommended. This is because waiting for comfort may lead to procrastination and further delay in completing the task. It is important to push through the discomfort and start writing, as taking action is often the best way to overcome difficulties.

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  • 42. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Organizing your thoughts.
    Explanation
    Mind mapping and outlining are different ways of organizing your thoughts. Mind mapping involves creating a visual representation of your ideas, using branches and sub-branches to show the connections between different concepts. It allows for a more flexible and creative approach to organizing thoughts. On the other hand, outlining is a more structured and linear method, where you create a hierarchical list of main ideas and supporting details. Both techniques help in organizing thoughts, but they have different approaches and advantages depending on the individual's preferences and needs.

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  • 43. 

    Revising and editing are the same thing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Revising and editing are not the same thing. Revising involves making changes to the content, structure, and organization of a piece of writing, while editing focuses on correcting grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanical errors. Revising is more about improving the overall quality and coherence of the writing, while editing is more concerned with polishing and refining the language and style. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that revising and editing are the same thing.

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  • 44. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. When we edit we make minor changes, and when we revise we make major changes to our writing.
    Explanation
    When we edit, we make minor changes to our writing, such as correcting grammar and punctuation errors. On the other hand, when we revise, we make major changes to improve the content, structure, and organization of the text.

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  • 45. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When writing the first draft, it is important not to worry too much about style and accuracy. The first draft is meant to be a rough version of the final piece, where the focus should be on getting ideas down on paper rather than perfecting the writing. By not worrying about style and accuracy during the first draft, it allows for more creativity and freedom in the writing process. The style and accuracy can be refined and improved during the editing and revision stages.

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  • 46. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When writing an academic paper, it is generally not advisable to assume that the reader knows nothing about the topic. Academic papers are typically written for a specific audience who are assumed to have some level of knowledge or familiarity with the subject matter. Instead, it is important to strike a balance between providing enough background information to orient the reader and assuming a certain level of prior knowledge. This allows the writer to engage the reader at an appropriate level and avoid unnecessary repetition or oversimplification.

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  • 47. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because when referring to people in general, it is more appropriate to use gender-neutral language. Using only masculine pronouns excludes and marginalizes individuals who identify as female or non-binary. It is important to use inclusive language that acknowledges and respects the diversity of gender identities.

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  • 48. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. This means that you should not strive to use erudite words in your writing, even if you're not sure what they mean.

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  • 49. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because even if you are giving a presentation in class, it is still important to do research and organize your thoughts. Research helps provide accurate and reliable information, while organization ensures that your presentation flows smoothly and is easy for your audience to follow. Without research and organization, your presentation may lack credibility and coherence, making it difficult for your audience to understand and engage with your topic. Therefore, it is important to consider research and organization regardless of the context in which you are giving a presentation.

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  • 50. 

    Your final thesis might be different from your original working thesis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the final thesis may differ from the original working thesis. This implies that during the research and writing process, new information and perspectives may arise, leading to a shift in the initial thesis statement. Therefore, it is true that the final thesis might be different from the original working thesis.

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