Research Paper Writing Test

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The purpose of main idea of the paper
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A thesis statement
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A thesis statement is usually found in
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the introductory paragraph’s last sentence
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An outline should have
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a Roman numeral for each major idea
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An outline is
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the \”skeleton\” for the paper
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The difference between a topic outline and a sentence outline is
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a topic outline uses words or phrases and a sentence outline uses complete sentences
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Which kind of outline should be used for a research paper?
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either type
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What is the rough draft of a paper?
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a first writing of a paper
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What is the rough draft of a paper?
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a rough form of the paper that will need additions and corrections later
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To make writing a rough draft easier, the writer should
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write each paragraph on a separate sheet of paper in case additions are needed
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To make writing a rough draft easier, the writer should
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leave one line (hand-written paper) or two spaces (type-written) between each line of writing for corrections or additions
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When citing or footnoting, a writer should
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cite or footnote all information that comes from sources (paraphrased or quoted)
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When citing or footnoting, a writer should
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not cite information considered common knowledge (ie. grass is green)
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Common knowledge is
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information generally known and accepted
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In a research report it is necessary to have _______ citations or footnotes.
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numerous
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If you are in doubt whether a fact is common knowledge, you should
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cite or footnote it
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All formal papers and research reports should be written in ___ person.
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third
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A final draft of a research paper can be either
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hand-written or typed (with typing preferred)
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Typing a research paper on a computer or a word processor is a good idea because
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it is a great time saver
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Typing a research paper on a computer or a word processor is a good idea because
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it makes doing citations or footnotes easier
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If using footnotes, footnotes should be numbered
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consecutively throughout the entire paper
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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all direct quotes
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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all \”borrowed\” thoughts
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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definitions
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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statistics used in the paper
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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facts that are not common knowledge
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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some dates used in the paper
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Citations or footnotes need to be used for
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photos or other photo-copied material used as attachments to the report
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Titles of books, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias are
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underlined when hand-written or typed on a word processor
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Titles of books, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias are
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italicized when typed on a computer
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Titles of articles, poems, and television episodes of a television series are put in
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quotation marks
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In a citation or a footnote, the author’s last name comes
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first
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In a footnote in the text of a paper, the first line should be at the bottom of the page and
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indented from the left margin
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The complete information for a source should be cited in the text of the paper (either in the parenthetical documentation or footnote at the bottom of the page)
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the first time it is used and then every time it is used after a different source’s documentation intervenes
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If there is more than one fact in a paragraph form the same source, you may cite or footnote it
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at the end of the paragraph
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If there is more than one fact within a paragraph, but the sources are different, you must cite or footnote
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each one
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All sources for a research paper are listed
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on a page at the end of the paper/report entitled \”Bibliography\” if using footnotes, \”Works Cited\” if using parenthetical documentation
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A recommendation is that at least ____ sources should be used in a research paper/report
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three
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All sources, including internet sources, should be listed
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on the bibliography or works cited page if they have been used in the paper
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Bibliography or Works Cited page entries should be listed
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alphabetically according to the author’s last name
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Bibliography or Works Cited page entries should be listed
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alphabetically by the first major word in the title of the source – if it has no author
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On the bibliography/works cited page, the author’s ____ name is listed first.
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last
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If you use more than one source by the same author or editor, you should list the sources
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alphabetically by the title of the book AFTER the author’s last name
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You should use a _____ of types of sources for your paper.
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combination
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The ideas in the introduction and the conclusion of the research paper should be
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connected (related)
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The concluding paragraph should never
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introduce new ideas or facts
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The concluding paragraph should begin with
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a restatement of the thesis statement using different
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A general statement or observation about the topic of the paper found in the last sentence of the concluding paragraph is called
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the \”wrap up\” statement

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