describing the problem.
gathering comprehensive data.
2. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? (Points : 1) To respond to one or more researchers’ positions
To prove a point
To present a straightforward definition of the topic
To cite relevant evidence to support your argument
3. An outline is a tool for organizing the structure of an essay. (Points : 1) True
4. A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT (Points : 1) the interweaving of quoted and cited passages into your own paragraphs.
the use of specialized language.
the credentials of the authors of your research articles.
lack of distinction between your views and the ideas of other writers.
5. Which of the following is NOT an example of signaling that an idea originates from another source? (Points : 1) Enclosing words from the writer in quotation marks
Using attributional phrases when including a writer’s ideas
Summarizing and paraphrasing in your own words without citation
Including an in-text citation at the end of the sentence
6. As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios. (Points : 1) Your questions have asked everything possible in order to cover all bases.
Your supporting questions relate back to your essential questions.
Essential questions are independent and do not relate to your supporting questions.
You only focus on noncontroversial questions.
7. By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? (Points : 1) The researcher will get off track on the issue.
The writer will lose focus on the main purpose.
New data will complicate the issues and cause disarray.
The researcher’s understanding will deepen.
8. An outline is a tool for organizing online web searches. (Points : 1) True
9. Which of the following characteristics BEST describes the benefit of creating a list of essential questions? (Points : 1) Essential questions rely upon concrete and factual answers.
Essential questions feature specific research data.
Essential questions can be easily answered with a definitive response.
Essential questions produce multiple responses and perspectives.
10. When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT (Points : 1) definitive answers to your topic question.
examples and cases for evidence.
an interpretative framework.
11. A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT when (Points : 1) the essential questions are unrelated to one another.
the supporting questions are connected to essential questions.
the scope of the project is limited and possible.
the research is focused on a specific purpose.
12. An interpretive account should include all of the following EXCEPT (Points : 1) an explanation of what other writers have written.
the significance of meaning of the literature.
a straightforward description of other writers’ ideas.
an evaluation of the usefulness of the articles.
13. In the Chapter 2 case study, while researching the impact of technology on teen social life, Emma uses supporting questions to do all of the following EXCEPT (Points : 1) to locate open-ended questions for further consideration.
to find new ways to gather and interpret data.
to discover new questions to ask.
to uncover new relationships.
14. Getting started with your research is most easily done by using which ONE of the following methods? (Points : 1) Viewing only peer-reviewed, scholarly data
Starting with a broad Google search
Considering all Internet writers
Interviewing peers and faculty for their opinions
15. What definition BEST describes the relationship between sibling topics and central topics? (Points : 1) Sibling topics are related to the central idea and important to consider.
Sibling topics are more general than your central topic.
Sibling topics show the details of your central topic.
Sibling topics are unrelated to your central topic and irrelevant.
16. Writers who treat readers as fellow researchers do all of the following EXCEPT (Points : 1) admit their arguments are limited and open to critique.
state facts on a subject for the reader to accept without question.
display evidence from which they draw conclusions.
invite readers to join a conversation.
17. Which of the following is the LEAST useful type of source? (Points : 1) One that includes other researchers’ analysis
One that offers just facts or information
One that offers you new perspectives
One that includes at least one of the BEAM elements
18. When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as (Points : 1) an interesting problem to be solved.
a potential affirmation of faith and beliefs.
an area with limited perspectives and little to uncover.
a randomly selected topic being researched by force.
19. Which of the following statements BEST describes plagiarism? (Points : 1) Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of common knowledge without a citation.
Plagiarism is the unique formulation of your own ideas.
Plagiarism i the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers.
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations.
20. Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? (Points : 1) Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around.
Students should avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written.
Writers should review their work and revise periodically.
Students must work ahead and complete upcoming stages early.