ch. 10A/ ch 26/ Appendix II

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The level of learning at which the process of weaving found information from different sources with one’s own ideas to create something new that performs as a whole works
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synthesis
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The systematic use of primary and secondary sources in studying a literary problem
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literary research
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Texts which provide someone else’s assessment of a literary work with information that sheds light upon and interprets the original
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secondary research
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The restatement of information in one’s own words
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paraphrase
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The act of presenting other people’s work as one’s own by not making it absolutely clear that the paraphrase or copied text or idea was originally discovered by another, not the writer, grounds for firing in many jobs and expulsion in school
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plagarism
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The high quality to which writing rises when it reveals new information, gives a new perspective on a topic or information that the audience knows, or provides entertainment value equal to, or exceeding, the worth of the time it takes to read it
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informativeness
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The original texts of literature or art that a researcher studies for him- or herself, firsthand and hands-on
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primary sources
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The heading that the MLA prescribes for the list at the end of a research essay that includes the books, articles, and electronic sources a student has actually taken paraphrases or quotes from and used in the body
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work cited
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The references one can consult when doing research – people, original surveys, media such as television programs or motion pictures, and print or electronic books and articles
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sources
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The act of systematic investigation, examination, and experimentation that is the basic tool of intellectual inquiry
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research
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Of the two major reference systems for use in a research paper, which one has the MLA preferred since 1984?
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Parenthetical references or in-text citations
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The MLA-style heading for the list of references at the end of a research essay which uses only print sources is
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Works Cited
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In the body of an essay and in the list of sources, the title of a book should be set off by
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Italicizing it — Book Title
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Read this research task: Learn details that help explain the meaning of the works. At which level does it work, knowledge or analytical level and above?
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Analytical or above
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Read this research task: Learn about the author’s life, career, and other works. At which level does it work, knowledge or analytical level and above?
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Knowledge
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The multidisciplinary database that includes \”Book Review Digest Plus\” and the \”Short Story Index\”
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WilsonWeb
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The research source currently gathering the pages of thousands of scholarly works
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Google Scholar
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The multidisciplinary database that includes Magill’s and \”Book Index with Reviews\”
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EBSCO Host
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The database listing the references for all types of poetry
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Columbia Grangers World of poetry
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An electronic depository of full-text books and articles
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Questia
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The database that archives the plot summaries and analysis of fictional works
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MagillOnLiteraturePlus
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The archive that includes complete sets of more than 600 different scholarly journals in the arts and sciences
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JSTOR
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The quotation below is from an electronic source. It comes from former First Lady Barbara Bush’s campaign speeches on behalf of her son George in January of 2000. Which one handles the MLA elements correctly?
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NBC reporter Jamie Gangel showcased some of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s recent witticisms on behalf of her son’s presidential campaign: \”I swore I would never campaign again. [Pause for laughter.] Maybe I should have said, ‘Read my lips’.\”
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The following example is a quotation from Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. Which setup handles the MLA elements correctly?
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Once events take unexpected turns for the worse on the first day of his inspection, chaotician Ian Malcolm foreshadows what will come: \”A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there . . . And at the end of your life, your whole existence has that same haphazard quality, too. Your whole life has the same shape as a single day\” (Crichton 171).
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How should the list of sources be organized — how does a student writer decide which source comes first, second, and so on in the bibliography?
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In alphabetical order by author’s last name or for unsigned works, the first word (but not A, An, or The) in the title
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A student writer should avoid
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preferring a self-evident and obvious approach to a topic because it is safe — passing is more important than thinking or trying to interest or surprise a reader.
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Which of the parenthetical references below is correct for a paraphrase from a print source?
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(Corbett 37)
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With what does each entry in the bibliography end?
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period
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When a parenthetical reference follows a direct quotation at the end of a sentence, where does the period go?
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After the last parenthesis
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When inserted in the blank in the sentence below, which verb is the correct tense for academic literary analysis? The plot, setting, and characters in this story ________ to support the idea that war is unthinkable.
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work
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Why is the list of sources for an essay formatted in its special way?
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To make it easy for the reader to find each one
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Where does the first line of each entry in a list of sources start?
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The same as the body — indented at a one inch margin from the left edge of the paper
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To identify the writer of a quotation or paraphrase from a signed work, a student writer inserts parentheses with what in them after the quote or paraphrase?
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The author’s last name and the page number
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What is an additional means of trying to make the essay easy to follow?
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Introducing transitional phrases and words such as these: one of the major conflicts, like those and similarly.
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In the body of an essay and in the list of sources, the title of an article, a poem in a collection, or a short story should be set off by
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Enclosing it in double quotation marks — \”Selection Title\”
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Where does the second and every subsequent line of each entry in a list of sources start?
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Indented one tab space from the first line — 1.5 inches from the left edge of the paper
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Take a look at this list. To show that things which appear similar are really different To show that things which appear different are really similar To evaluate To explain the unfamiliar in terms of the familiar These four items constitute what?
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the accepted purposes for an academic comparison
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In order to create a balanced comparison, the student writer
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Applies each point of comparison to each object
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Read this definition and select what its term below: The type of comparison that focuses mainly on similarities.
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Straight comparison
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Read this definition and select its term below: The method of development in which the writer examines the similarities and/or differences between persons, objects, or ideas to support a point.
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comparison/contrast
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Read this definition and select what its term below: The type of comparison in which objects come from different classes and uses the familiar to explain the unfamiliar.
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analogy
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In order to create a fair comparison, avoid comparing apples to oranges and thus creating a logical fallacy, the student writer
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Makes sure that the objects are in the same class so that there is a clear basis for the comparison.
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The primary audience for essays written in this class is
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One person whom the student writer respects and whose respect s/he wants to have
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What elements go in the top, right corner of a student essay done in MLA style?
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The student writer’s last name, a space and the page number
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When writing in MLA style, a writer should block and indent each line of poetry when the quotation reaches
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3 typed lines or more
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When a writer uses other people’s ideas, s/he should give credit to
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direct quotations paraphrases summaries
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Which statement is correct about introducing a direct quotation in MLA style?
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All quotations should be introduced with a credit tag, a frame of words that identify the source The credit tag may interrupt the quotation The credit tag may follow the quotation The credit tag may precede the quotation
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When a writer inserts [sic] in a direct quotation, it means that
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the material just before it contains a spelling, grammar, factual, or some other error
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When two lines of a poem are quoted in an essay, they should be separated by what?
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a space, a virgule, and a space
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In the parenthetical reference, a student writer identifies a passage from a play by
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Arabic numbers indicating act, scene and line separated by periods
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Which sentence demonstrates correct agreement in number?
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All people have their own opinions.
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Assume that a student writer wants to quote these additional lines from the transcript of an NBC profile of Barbara Bush: I really thought if we could elect two governors, George W. and . . . Jeb, in Florida, maybe I should run, and I honestly was thinking of — New Jersey. [Laughter] Actually, it makes more sense for me to run from New York. I’m probably the only native-born New Yorker who’s running. [Laughter] Another New Year must also mean the same old New Year’s resolution. You wanna guess what that is? [She steps out from behind the podium and turns full circle, giving the audience a load of her grandmotherly figure.] Now, I’m expecting a phone call from Jenny Craig any day now. When the student writer quotes all of the above lines in the essay, s/he should introduce it, and then
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Do it as a blocked quotation — indent every line and do not enclose it in quotation marks
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How do the font and typeface of the student’s essay title compare to the rest of the page?
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the title and body fonts and typefaces are exactly the same
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In the parenthetical reference, a student writer identifies a passage from a poem by
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line numbers
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In the parenthetical reference, a student writer identifies a passage from a short story with no paragraph numbers by
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page numbers
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According to the front cover, who wrote the textbook for this course?
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Edgar V. Roberts and Robert Zweig
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The MLA rule is that to list a text book with two editors in the works cited of an essay, one must begin with the names of both authors in the order listed on the cover. Which entry below shows the correct pattern for typing them in the works cited?
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Roberts, Edgar V. and Robert Zweig
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The MLA rule is that to document a text book with two editors in the body of an essay, one must use the full names of both authors in the order listed on the cover the first time that they appear. Which statement below shows the correct pattern for the first time and when the names are part of the sentence?
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Edgar V. Roberts and Robert Zweig describe human beings as mythopoeic, that is, creatures who live in stories that they invent (1502).
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Which statement below shows the correct pattern for the second time two editors are mentioned and when the names are part of the sentence?
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Roberts and Zweig describe human beings as mythopoeic, that is, creatures who live in stories that they invent (1502).
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For this entry from an online site below to be correct in a works cited list, what needs to be done to it? Plato. \”Book VII: On Shadows and Realities in Education.\” The Republic. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1901. Institute for Learning Technologies. 1995. Columbia University. 9 Sept. 1999.
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The book title needs to be italicized It needs to be double spaced None of the changes are needed. It is fine as it is. The word, \”Web\” needs to be inserted in the proper place. Every line after the first one needs to be indented five spaces.
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Which example quoted shows the lines of poetry divided correctly? In the poem, \”If\” (1889-1896, Rudyard Kipling says that when both enemies and friends attack a person,
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victory and manhood belong to the one who can \”hold on when there is nothing in you / Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on’.\”
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Which frame introduces the quotation in a manner consistent with current MLA guidelines?
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All of the frames shown here are correct.

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