English 2

Flashcard maker : Judith Simpson
Which research question would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
Does Taco Bell or Garcia’s offer a more nutritional menu?
Which statement best describes the purpose of planning for research?
It helps you figure out what you want to investigate and how.
Which research question would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
Is there a correlation between extracurricular activities and grades?
Research involves all of the following except _________
advertising a biased viewpoint
What is a writer’s journal used for?
to record any information that might help you with the research process
Which research question would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
NOT What causes childhood obesity?
Which of the following choices is part of the initial steps of the research process?
choosing a topic and creating a research question
Which topic or issue would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
advertising on school grounds
Which topic or issue would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
medical testing on animals
Which topic or issue would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?
teen athletes who suffer from eating disorders
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a thesis statement?
a question posed to the reader
A __________ thesis statement is to be used during the research process.
working
Which of the following is not a step used to refine a thesis statement?
plagiarizing
Which thesis statement appears in your published essay?
final
Which thesis statement is well worded?
Five percent of the federal budget should be used to make businesses more energy efficient to prevent an energy crisis.
How can this thesis statement be improved?
At least 25% of the city budget should be spent on renewable energy sources in order to eliminate pollution.
Which thesis statement is well worded?
Computers should be used in all fourth-grade classrooms to enhance students’ technical ability.
Which sentence is a thesis statement?
Brindle-coated pit bulls are the loveliest of all dog breeds.
Which sentence is a thesis statement?
Living in a large home is the best situation for a child.
Which of the following is not associated with the alphanumeric outline?
complete sentences
Which technique organizes headings as general and subheadings as specific?
subordination
The description below is based on a real author bio found on a website. Evaluate the author’s credentials based on the description and answer the question that follows.

Dr. Gregory Stock is the Director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA’s School of Public Health. In this role, he explores critical technologies poised to have large impacts on humanity’s future and the shape of medical science. His goal has been to bring about a broad public debate on these technologies and their implications, leading to wise public policies surrounding their realization. Of particular interest to the program are the implications for society, medicine, and business of the human genome project and associated developments emerging from today’s revolution in molecular genetics and bioinformatics. The Storefront Genome, the symposium he convened in January 2003 to consider the broad challenges that cheap, easy access to our genetic constitutions will bring, drew wide media attention, and his 1998 look at the possibilities of manipulating the genetics of human embryos, the first major public discussion of this issue among distinguished scientists, opened a global debate on this then-taboo topic.

A prolific author and recognized authority on the impact of new technologies on human society, Professor Stock’s 2002 book, Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future with Houghton Mifflin, won the Kistler Book Prize for Science Books and was nominated for a Wired Rave Award. Among his other books are Engineering the Human Germline for Oxford University Press, Metaman for Simon and Schuster, and the best-seller The Book of Questions, which has been translated into seventeen languages and is now in its fifty-fifth printing. Sequels to that book include The Book of Questions: Business, Politics, and Ethics and a new book that will explore how coming technologies will reshape our everyday lives.

Dr. Stock has been an invited speaker to numerous academic, government, and business conferences, sits on the editorial board of the American Journal of Bioethics, and was asked to submit an Advisory Memo to the President of the United States on the challenges of the next century. He makes regular appearances on television and radio, including CNN, PBS, NPR, Bloomberg, and the BBC. He has debated biotech policy with Jeremy Rifkin, Leon Kass, Francis Fukuyama, and other prominent voices who would rein in biomedical research, and he is hosting a television special later this year on key figures in today’s biotech revolution.

Gregory Stock has a doctorate in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard University. He currently has appointments at Princeton University and UCLA’s School of Public Health.

Source: \”Gregory Stock.\” UCLA Center for Society and Genetics. UCLA Center for Society and Genetics, 2004. Web. 8 Dec. 2010.

Based on his credentials and background, which topic would Gregory Stock be most qualified to write on?

new technologies in medicine
Imagine that your teacher gives you the following writing prompt: \”Write a persuasive essay articulating your position on the cloning of humans. Use specific examples and details to support your views.\” After brainstorming, imagine that you choose to address the topic of human cloning by focusing on genetic enhancements, which result from using science to alter the physical and mental characteristics of humans. After some initial research, you formulate the following research question: \”Do the benefits of genetic enhancements outweigh the possible negative consequences of this technology?\”

This is the cover of a potential source:

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Here is its table of contents:

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Based on the title and table of contents of the source, is the topic relevant to the research question?

Yes, it addresses the topic of genetic enhancements.
For which research question would this source be most relevant?
How would genetic enhancements impact competitive sports?
Cloning, if allowed for human reproduction, could affect society’s perception of what it means to be a human being. Uncertainties over a cloned individual’s personal uniqueness or freedom to create one’s own identity may haunt him or her. Relatives or friends could have specific expectations regarding the cloned individual’s talents and abilities. Others might ill treat or discriminate against a cloned individual. Some worry that cloning would lead to diminished respect for human life in general, and for cloned individuals in particular, since the cloned person might simply be replaced with another clone. Others point out, however, that this altered perception does not occur today with identical twins, who are naturally produced clones. Cloning human embryos also raises difficult questions about the rights of parents to control their own embryos and other issues concerning reproductive rights and privacy. Some observers believe that it would be ethical to clone human embryos to help infertile couples conceive. Lastly, the possibility of human cloning is offensive to the religious and other deeply held beliefs of many people.

Source: \”CRS Report for Congres.\” Foreign Press Centers. US Department of State, 25 Feb. 2002. Web. 6 Dec. 2010.

Which sentence, taken from the excerpt above, supports the evaluation that this article is objective?

Others point out, however, that this altered perception does not occur today with identical twins, who are naturally produced clones.
The publisher is __________. The publishing date is __________. The author is _________
Houghton Mifflin Company . . . 2002 . . . Gregory Stock
National Geographic is published by the National Geographic Society, a nonprofit institution that focuses on science and education. It’s well-known for its photography and its reporting on various scientific discoveries, world issues, and cultures. Authors range from writers and editors to scientists in the field. The magazine addresses concerned citizens of the world, generally with some educational background, and its purpose is to inform.

Based on the description above, what kind of magazine is National Geographic?

substantive
Imagine that your teacher gives you the following writing prompt: \”Write a persuasive essay articulating your position on the cloning of humans. Use specific examples and details to support your views.\” After brainstorming, imagine that you choose to address the topic of human cloning by focusing on genetic enhancements. You type \”genetic enhancements\” into a search engine. Below are screenshots of some of the results:

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Based on your initial evaluation of the URLs, which website should you click on and examine furtherA

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Imagine that your teacher gives you the following writing prompt: \”Write a persuasive essay articulating your position on the cloning of humans. Use specific examples and details to support your views.\” After brainstorming, imagine that you choose to address the topic of human cloning by focusing on genetic enhancements, which result from using science to alter the physical and mental characteristics of humans. After some initial research, you formulate the following research question: \”Do the benefits of genetic enhancements outweigh the possible negative consequences of this technology?\”

In your research you come across the possible source Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Society. In order to discover the author’s intent and purpose in writing the book, you read the introduction, which ends with the following:

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Mehlman, Maxwell J. Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancements and the Future of Society. Bloomington: Indiana U Press, 2003. Print.

Which of the following reasons best reflects the author’s purpose in writing the book?

to discover if the dangers of genetic enhancements can be prevented

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