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Study Questions: Chapter 11

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Synthesis is the ________ of ideas from different sources.
a) putting together
b) taking apart
c) mimicking
d) paraphrasing

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2. In an expository essay, it is essential to properly present ________.
a) opinion
b) case studies
c) information
d) feedback

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3. Typically, the first step in writing a research paper involves choosing a ________.
a) thesis
b) question
c) topic
d) None of the above

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4. According to the text, the first stage in researching a topic is to determine the major ________ in the subject area.
a) documentation styles
b) authors
c) dictionaries
d) novels

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5. To further explore a research topic, a writer may add potential research topics to ________.
a) an annotated bibliography
b) a working bibliography
c) a works cited page
d) an abstract

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6. When making research notes, it is important to record ________.
a) direct quotations
b) summaries
c) paraphrases
d) All of the above

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7. Literary texts, historical documents, surveys, questionnaires, and interviews are all examples of ________.
a) primary sources
b) secondary sources
c) synthesizing sources
d) All of the above

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8. The commentary of another person on an original work is called ________.
a) a primary source
b) a secondary source
c) original research
d) outside commentary

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9. According to the text, while a good starting point for research, ________ should not be cited in an essay.
a) Wikipedia
b) Google Scholar
c) personal emails
d) All of the above

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10. When using online databases, a writer should never site the ________.
a) introduction
b) conclusion
c) abstract
d) thesis statement

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Short Answer Questions

1. Research involves exploring what ________ other researchers have come to.

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2. The first step in beginning a research project often involves choosing a topic and possible ________.

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3. Once a writer has found sufficient sources, he or she must ________ the information.

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4. At the first-draft stage of writing a research essay, synthesis takes place at the level of ________.

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5. In the final stage of the research essay, the writer must ensure that all sources are appropriately ________.

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6. When researching using books, a writer can save time by scanning chapters; with articles, he or she may read the ________.

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7. An original work is also known as a ________ source.

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8. Many respected academic articles are ________-reviewed.

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9. To customize an electronic search, a writer may use a(n) ________ operator.

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10. The advantage of interviewing an authority in the field is that a writer can ask questions that are ________ to the research.

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