Chapters 32,33,34,& 36.

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Which of the following can be paraphrased?
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Poem, a passage from a novel, a short essay, all of the above
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Most summaries of literary texts focus on
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Plot
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A paragraph delineating the use of repeated words, phrases, and images in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” would be considered a
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Description
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The act of summarizing can best be described as
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affected by the summarizer’s attitude toward and understanding of the original text.
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How long does a paraphrase tend to be in relation to its original text?
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at least as long as the original
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Which of the following would be an appropriate topic for a description, as it is defined in this chapter?
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an account of sound imagery in Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”
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Which of the following would be considered a formal element of a literary text?
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an account of sound imagary i Poe;s “The Cast of Amontillado.” A summarry of the plot Lahin’s “Interperter of Maladies.” An account of your personal response to reading Browning’s “How do I love Thee?” all of the above
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The opening lines of Book 1 of John Keats’s poem Endymion read, “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: / Its loveliness increases . . .” What term best describes the relationship of the following sentence to Keats’s original lines? “Beautiful objects become more beautiful over time and will always bring us happiness.”
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paraphrase
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How long does a summary tend to be in relation to its original text?
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significantly shorter than the original
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Paraphrase most closely resembles
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translation.
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When should you provide evidence in the form of quotations from the literary text?
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when the text’s wording is significant
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Which of the following best describes how specific facts become evidence in an essay?
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through active interpretation
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How should you format the title of a sonnet?
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in quotation marks
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In what order should body paragraphs be presented?
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in any logical sequence that supports the essay’s argument
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An effective conclusion might focus on any of the following except
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a summary of the essay up to the point of the conclusion.
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How should you format the title of a short story?
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in quotation marks
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How should you format the title of a journal?
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in italics
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Each body paragraph should develop a specific claim that is clearly stated in
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a topic sentence.
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A thesis should be
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open to complexity.
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In what tense should you refer to actions that occur within, or that are performed by, a work of literature?
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present tense
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A thesis should be
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a debatable, interpretive claim.
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Which of the following is not necessarily something a good introduction does?
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It honestly acknowledges the writer’s personal investment in the text.
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Which term best describes the following claim: “In ‘Anglosaxon Street,’ Earle Birney adapts the form of early Anglo-Saxon poetry to modern English in order to explore the ways that Anglo-Saxon cultural imperialism continues in the modern world.”
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interpretive claim
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When writing an essay about the poet Emily Dickinson, you should refer to her as
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“Emily Dickinson” on the first reference and “Dickinson” thereafter.
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When referring to fictional characters, use
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the same conventions employed by the literary work.
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How long should a thesis generally be?
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one to three sentences
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When writing an essay about literature, you should assume your audience consists of
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readers with some background in literature, but not familiar with all the details of the text you’re writing about.
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How should you format the title of a play?
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in italics
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Which of the following is true regarding the placement of an essay’s thesis?
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It should appear somewhere near the end of the introduction.
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Choose the term that best describes the following claim: “Emily Dickinson’s poetry fails to make its point because it is too elliptical and obscure to reach readers.”
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evaluative claim
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Once you’ve formulated your topic and tentative thesis, the next step is usually to
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figure out how to structure your argument.
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A good title
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informs and interests the reader.
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Which of the following is the most effective approach to creating a first draft?
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Write a rough version of the entire body of the essay in one sitting.
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What is a “museum tour” essay structure?
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a listlike structure that lacks logical connections
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If you find yourself stuck in the process of writing a first draft, which of the following techniques is likely to be helpful?
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Try and exaplain your point to another person. Workout your ideas through freewriting. Write a rough not og your ideas at the point where you’re stuck and then come back to it later. All of the above
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Which of the following is NOT a common topic for a character-focused essay?
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a comparison of the character to a contemporary “real world” celebrity
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When looking through a text for evidence to back up your claims, how should you handle facts that challenge your argument?
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Seek them and use them to test and reassess your claims.
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What have you created if you write down your thesis and then list each supporting claim?
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a sentence outline
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Which of the following constitutes textual evidence?
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specif word s and phrases from the text. Structural devices. Changes in tone.all of the above
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What role should your “gut reaction,” or initial response, to a text play in your essay?
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When carefully analyzed, your initial response can be useful in generating a topic and/or argument.
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Which of the following best describes the appropriate role of a computer in the writing process?
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judgement.
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Essay writers often get the best results when they write about
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a literary work that initially puzzles or angers them.
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Which of the following best describes the difference between a topic and a thesis?
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A thesis is an arguable statement about a topic.
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What is the very first thing you should do when you start working on an essay?
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scrutinize the assignment
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Effective revision requires you temporarily to play the role of
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the essay’s reader.
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When choosing a topic for your essay, it is a good idea to
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come up with as many topics as you can and then test them to see which works best.
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Your computer’s word-processing programs are likely to be most useful in helping you with which of the following tasks?
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helping you avoid repetition
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When editing and proofreading, the most effective strategy usually involves
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reading through your essay several times, concentrating on different aspects during each reading.
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A typical process of revision involves all of the following EXCEPT
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inserting evaluative claims.
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Which of the following best describes the role of wordplay (that is, puns or paradoxes) in titles?
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Wordplay can be clever and interesting.
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Which of the following is an advantage of consulting sources early in the writing process?
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You can approach the critical conversation with a thoroughly open mind.
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Which of the following best describes the appropriate role of secondary sources in a research essay?
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They should serve as tools to deepen and enrich your argument.
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When seeking secondary sources on the shelves in your library, .
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browse the shelves for related books.
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If you were looking for biographical information about William Blake, which of the following resources would be most useful?
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Dictionary of Literary Biography
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Which of the following is NOT a motive for your essay that your sources might help you establish?
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When you take notes on secondary sources, it is generally best to .
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try to summarize and paraphrase as much as possible and keep quotations to a minimum.
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When you take notes on secondary sources, it is important to
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carefully distinguish between your own ideas and your summaries, paraphrases, or quotations of your sources.
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A parenthetical citation at the end of a sentence implies .
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.that the sentence is a paraphrase of a source
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If you were writing an essay about how William Faulkner’s life in Oxford, Mississippi, shaped his fiction, which of the following sources would be likely to be relevant?
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all of the above Correct answer: d) all of the above.
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If you were looking for literary criticism on Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies,” which of the following sources would likely be most credible and most worthy of your serious consideration?
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an article in the journal Contemporary Literature, published by the University of Wisconsin Press
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Which of the following is NOT a potential problem with online sources?
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You are unlikely to find much information about literature on the Internet.
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Once you acquire the secondary sources you believe will be most useful, you should begin by
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skimming them.
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You should credit a source when you borrow Student answered: b) a fact or piece of data that isn’t common knowledge.
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all of the above
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Plagiarism is best defined as
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representing someone else’s words, ideas, or data as your own.
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What is a working bibliography? Student answered: b) a list of only the most recent literary criticism Correct answer: c)
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a list of sources you might use
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Which of the following pieces of information is likely to be most useful when evaluating the credibility of a book about a piece of literature? Student answered: c) age of the author Correct answer: b)
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… reputation of the publisher
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When is a fact considered “common knowledge”?
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when you can find it in multiple, readily available sources…
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When you record quotations from secondary sources in your notes, you should Student answered: c) record the source’s complete bibliographic citation next to every quotation. Correct answer: b)
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make sure to quote with absolute accuracy every word and punctuation mark and record the page number where the quotation is found.
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If you were looking for the most recently published journal article about Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which of the following resources would be most useful? Student answered: a) Dictionary of Literary Biography Correct answer: d)
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MLA Bibliography
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Which of the following types of secondary sources is NOT generally used in essays about literature? Student answered: a) literary criticism Correct answer: c)
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book reviews
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How do you indicate omissions within a quotation?
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ellipsis points
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How should a list of works cited be organized?
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alphabetically by author’s last name
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How do you acknowledge the addition of italics to a quotation?
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Include the words “emphasis added” in your parenthetical citation.
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In a citation of a play, separate your citation of act, scene, and line numbers with
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periods
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In most cases, where do you place a parenthetical citation?
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at the end of the sentence, outside any quotation marks and inside the period
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A list of works cited should be
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double-spaced throughout.
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A standard MLA parenthetical citation includes Student answered: d) work title, publication date, and page number.
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author’s last name and page number.
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Which of the following kinds of changes may you make to a quotation when you include it in your essay?
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You may make minor changes in order to reconcile the quotation’s grammar and syntax with your own prose.
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When quoting poetry, how do you indicate a stanza break?
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double slash mark
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Question marks and exclamation points
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belong inside quotation marks if they are part of the quotations, outside if they are not.
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The following is an exact transcription of the final lines of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”: I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat! Which of the following examples uses proper quotation conventions?
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He forces, he plasters, and he re-erects. In contrast, he wishes the ultimate inactivity on his victim, Fortunato: In pace requiescat!
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Which of the following examples uses proper quotation conventions? Student answered: d) Poe’s narrator foregrounds his own activity: He forces, he plasters, and he re-erects. In contrast, he wishes the ultimate inactivity on his victim, Fortunato: In pace requiescat!
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Poe’s narrator foregrounds on his own activity and agency: he “force[s]”; he “plaster[s]”; he “re-erect[s].” In contrast, he wishes the ultimate inactivity on his victim, Fortunato. As he puts it, “In pace requiescat!”
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Which of the following parenthetical citations adheres to MLA conventions?
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.In “Styles of Reading,” George L. Dillon challenges us to “look for questions (pre)inscribed in the reader as well as the text” (481).
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If a source has four or more authors, how should you cite them?
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Use the first author’s name, followed by the phrase “et al.”
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What is a block quote?
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a quotation of four or more lines of prose or three of poetry, indented and presented without quotation marks
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What is a list of works cited?
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a list of the full publication information for all of the texts and sources you actually cited in your essay.
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Where should your list of works cited appear in your essay?
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on a separate page or pages at the end of the essay
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If you introduce a quotation with the words “As the historian J. Smith asserts . . . ,” you are using
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a signal phrase.
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Which of the following pieces of information should be included in a citation of Internet sites or articles on Internet sites?
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all of the above
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How do you indicate a quotation within a quotation?
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single quotation marks

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