Mastery Exercise

 
Question 1 (1 point)A poorly written thesis produces all of the following effects on writers, EXCEPT _________.
aAllowing writers to rush to judgment bDirecting writers to repeatedly make the same point cPrompting writers to think carefully about problematic views dPreventing writers from thinking carefully about evidence
Question 2 (1 point)Our text refers to interlibrary loan as a process that can be difficult. At CSU-GC what is the turnaround time for typically receiving a document from interlibrary loan?
a36 to 72 hours b24 to 48 hours cTwo weeks dTwo months
Question 3 (1 point)When planning a research paper, you should consider which of the following?
aPurpose bAudience cGenre dAll of the above
Question 4 (1 point)Which should readers NOT expect from a paper’s mapping?
aAn overview of the essay’s structure bCited evidence from sources cA definition of the purpose of each section dAn understanding of the connecting links
Question 5 (1 point)Some key pieces of information to note about your evidence before you leave the library or conclude your research include all of the following EXCEPT ____________.
aThe title of the article bThe author or authors of the article cThe type of periodical (a journal, a magazine, or a newspaper) dDates of previous publications
Question 6 (1 point)Which of the following types of sources is LEAST likely to meet your research needs?
aA source that treat readers as fellow researchers bA source whose primary function is to establish fact cA source that considers alternative explanations dA source that takes a different position than the one you hold
Question 7 (1 point)When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID which of the following?
aArticulating your thesis as a response to established research/concepts bEstablishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate cClaiming other authors’ ideas as your own dExplaining the significance of your thesis
Question 8 (1 point)Most of the publications in libraries (particularly in academic libraries) have gone through some sort of review process. This is because they have been read and examined by which of the following?
aEditors bWriters cExperts in the field and librarians dAll of the above
Question 9 (1 point)When thinking about research uses, which of the following BEST describes why researchers should review the “Cited by” link in Google Scholar during the early stages of a research project?
aThe link, or reference list, shows the popularity of an academic author. bThe link, or reference list, shows that other researchers have considered an article significant. cThe link, or reference list, helps researchers avoid repeating the same topics as others. dThe link, or reference list, proves the accuracy of the cited information.
Question 10 (1 point)A poorly written thesis will often do all of the following, EXCEPT _________.
aOffer personal opinions as the basis bMake no claims cRestate conventional wisdom dPresent a claim that readers might disagree with

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