Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons?

1. Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? (Points : 1) Their role in aiding memorization Improving problem solving ability Impressiveness for entry-level job positions Creating beliefs and faith-based opinions Question 2. 2. How are method sources MOST relevant to researchers? (Points : 1) They provide readers with claims to dispute evidence. They provide readers with materials to accept basic premises as truthful. They offer readers a particular procedure or perspective to assess usefulness. They offer readers concrete data or examples to assess claims. Question 3. 3. A good thesis statement begins with, “In this essay, I will…” (Points : 1) True False Question 4. 4. Which of the following considerations is NOT an important question to ask when choosing a database? (Points : 1) Does the database provide full-text or abstracts? Are the articles in the database difficult to understand? Does the database offer electronic delivery? How current are the publications? Question 5. 5. 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 Question 6. 6. Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? (Points : 1) Credibility Relevance of subject matter Ease with which it was found online Expertise of author Question 7. 7. Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? (Points : 1) Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Question 8. 8. Which of the following DOES NOT describe a characteristic of news, trade, and popular sources? (Points : 1) They may be subject to editorial review or review by industry practitioners. They make assertions without always providing readers with verification of evidence. They are written primarily to educate or entertain. They use a broad citation system to document sources. Question 9. 9. What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? (Points : 1) Insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject Exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers Discussion within groups of like-minded individuals Heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Question 10. 10. Researchers are LEAST likely to want to know which of the following from their sources? (Points : 1) How other researchers have framed their questions What existent data proved useful in previous research Popular opinions on their topic False starts other researchers have taken Question 11. 11. The concept of “search construction” allows researchers to do all of the following, EXCEPT: (Points : 1) Find synonyms for key words Identify potential search terms Specify relationships between key terms Keep their searches as broad as possible Question 12. 12. When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID (Points : 1) explaining the significance of your thesis. claiming other authors’ ideas as your own. establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate. articulating your thesis as a response to established research. Question 13. 13. Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? (Points : 1) It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Question 14. 14. Synthesizing research is important work for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: (Points : 1) Diversity of opinion Comprehensive scope Freedom from complications Open-ended interpretations Question 15. 15. We can expect that the work of research will NOT provide us with which of the following? (Points : 1) New and exciting perspectives Inspiration for related research projects Clear and definitive solutions New insight into the research topic Question 16. 16. Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT: (Points : 1) They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Question 17. 17. “Classic” and “Rogerian” are types of what? (Points : 1) Argument Syllogism Logic Music Question 18. 18. Valuable research writing is expected to do all of the following EXCEPT: (Points : 1) Provide new information to reinterpret previous researchers’ findings. Examine corrections to possible errors in previous research. Repeat well-established information without further discussion. (not 100% sure) Explore answers to questions arising from previous research. Question 19. 19. The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? (Points : 1) Expose the errors of researchers from a competing institution. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Publish and earn scholarly income. Question 20. 20. Which search option is NOT part of the academic databases? (Points : 1) Subject search Keyword search Dictionary search Author/title search 1. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Question 2. Failure to correctly identify the difference between scholarly and popular sources can lead to all of the following consequences EXCEPT: It can show that your research is well rounded. It can undermine your own argument and render it less persuasive. It can challenge your credibility as a trustworthy researcher. It can cause you to misuse sources. Question 3. When using the BEAM style of evaluation, which of the following is UNLIKELY to occur? Writers will probably meet all research needs. Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources. Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories. Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions. Question 4. We can expect that the work of research will NOT provide us with which of the following? alternative perspectives new variables to consider clear and definitive solutions tacit values Question 5. How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Question 6. Which of the following statements is considered a distinguishing characteristic of a research question? It is formed after consulting research by experts. It has an obvious “yes” or “no” answer. It includes large generalizations on the topic. It features strongly emotional language. Question 7. The majority of your research should be conducted via the World Wide Web. via Ashford Library databases. via the Google search engine. via the Bing search engine. Question 8. Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Question 9. Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Question 10. According to Aristotle, the statement with evidence to support it is necessary in all arguments. This statement is called a soliloquy a syllogism a paisley an apostrophe Question 11. When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search Question 12. When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID explaining the significance of your thesis claiming other authors’ ideas as your own establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate articulating your thesis as a response to established research Question 13. Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. True False Question 14. Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources? the reasonableness of the researcher’s argument proof of credentialed and professional writing financial backing from a large corporation an indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers Question 15. Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic? consulting encyclopedias referring to subject guides reading dictionaries searching academic databases Question 16. Using “natural language” in a database search is MOST likely to produce WHICH of the following results? Difficult language will get translated to everyday speech. Researchers will find the sources they need. Researchers will find few or no helpful results. The database will display an abundance of general topics. Question 17. Choose the best thesis statement. People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. Question 18. Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Question 19. The concept of “search construction” allows researchers to do all of the following, EXCEPT: find synonyms for key words. identify potential search terms. specify relationships between key terms. keep their searches as broad as possible. Question 20. Peer review is NOT able to provide us with which of the following? careful interpretations conclusive evidence alternative perspectives reasonable accuracy Question 1. What are the two library databases used in the tutorial? Project MUSE and ProQuest Eric and JSTOR Internet and Wikipedia Question 2. You can access the Ashford Online Library in your eCollege course through the link in the left navigation menu. True False Question 3. Project MUSE contains articles which could be used to research literary topics. True False Question 4. In order to refine your search to reduce the number of sources in ProQuest, click on the “Refine search” link. True False Question 5. ProQuest is a online collection of databases that includes journals magazines dissertations all of the above Multiple Choice 18 14 Grade Details – All Questions Top level headings in your research paper should be a. Left aligned and in uppercase b. Centered, boldface, in uppercase and lowercase c. Indented and italicized, lowercase d. Indented, boldface, in uppercase and lowercase. Which of the following is not a reason to use subject specific databases? a. They offer a good place to start research. b. They represent the full range of a particular field. c. You do not find what you need in a general database. d. Too many topics are covered in a general database. A sentence fragmented may b corrected by a. Attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. b. Revising the fragment to include whether a missing, such as subject or verb c. Rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. d. All of the above An interpretive account should include all of the following except: a. An explanation of what other writers have written b. The significance of meaning of the literature c. A straightforward description of other writer’s idead d. An evaluation of the usefulness of the articles. The story of the Bungling Bride illustrates a. Critical thinking b. The absence of critical thinking c. The scientific method d. The absence of the scientific method. Question 1. Question : Which ONE of the following research purposes offers the best contribution to the field? Student Answer: to avoid conflict to summarize the achievements of others to complicate the issues to offer something new and interesting Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following considerations is NOT an important question to ask when choosing a database? Student Answer: Does the database provide full-text or abstracts? Are the articles in the database difficult to understand? Does the database offer electronic delivery? How current are the publications? Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Further Considerations When Choosing a Database.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT: Student Answer: credible arguments accurate information not subject to debate criticism of other researchers’ work important methods used to interpret evidence Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “Using Scholarly and Popular Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is the BEST way to begin the research process? Student Answer: Look for information that only supports your views. Look for information that is easiest to access. Look for a compelling conversation among scholars. Look for a complex problem to seek a solution to. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential? Student Answer: inquisitiveness expertise persistence research skills Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 2.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: definitive answers to your topic question examples and cases for evidence an interpretative framework multiple partners-in-inquiry Quick and Dirty Test Bank Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Formulating a Thesis.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: Student Answer: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “The Cumulative, Ongoing, and Critical Nature of Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? Student Answer: open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Choose the best topic sentence. Student Answer: Determination is a key trait in a strong leader and can be learned and developed in many ways. Good leaders are determined to lead. Barak Obama is a strong leader because he is an orator and has a casual approach. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Overview. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which search option is NOT part of the academic databases? Student Answer: subject search keyword search dictionary search author/title search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Searching Databases.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? Student Answer: a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Database Categories.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : To assess research needs, a researcher should begin with WHICH ONE of the following elements? Student Answer: Develop an initial set of research questions. Review theories relevant to the research question. Find background, exhibit, argument, and method (BEAM) sources. Write a draft of the thesis statement. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Assessing Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Valuable research writing is expected to do all of the following EXCEPT: Student Answer: Provide additional support for other researchers’ views. Show errors in previous research. Repeat well-established information without further discussion. Resolve mysteries from previous research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : The concept of “affordances” offers all but one of the following to writers in the research process: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers. Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher. Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic. Affordances are relative to particular situations only. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Student Answer: an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Critical Reading and Note-Taking Strategies.” Student Answer: reading to comprehend reading to critique reading to absorb reading to understand Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT an example of signaling that an idea originates from another source? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : What can a coherent question provide for you? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Student Answer: broad access to a large community of scholars agreement amongst scholars of the truth of a particular issue an area of controversy in need of clarification open-ended questions for further research Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : Abstracts are useful in helping researchers accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: preview significant findings. describe the problem. gather comprehensive data. present conclusions. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following characteristics BEST describes the benefit of creating a list of essential questions? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Essential Questions.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Student Answer: a belief that all information is common knowledge the pressure to succeed a failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism a belief that all information belongs to the public Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Limiting the scope of your research project can involve all of the following, EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Define Your Project’s Scope.” Student Answer: specifying a subtopic to help limit your research. exploring a problem fully and completely. defining a location where you will focus your attention. viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : A parent topic is a good starting point for ALL BUT ONE of the following reasons: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Parent topics provide a general framework from which to get started. Parent topics provide a context for the debate. Parent topics show how your topic relates to larger issues. Parent topics create boundaries and limitations to maintain focus. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? @ The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” Student Answer: making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Marking up your texts while conducting research allows for all of the following EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: focusing your attention actively acquiring and retaining information quickly skimming through material furthering a conversation Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Student Answer: Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Student Answer: listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : When analyzing and interpreting a source, researchers should avoid WHICH of the following? @ The answer can be found Section 4.2 Section Title “Analyzing and Interpreting.” Student Answer: understanding the sequence of ideas understanding patterns in ideas understanding relationships between evidence understanding concepts in the abstract Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grading Summary These are the automatically computed results of your exam. Grades for essay questions, and comments from your instructor, are in the “Details” section below. Date Taken: 9/4/2014 Time Spent: 6 h , 00 secs Points Received: 21 / 25 (84%) Number of Attempts: 1 Question Type: # Of Questions: # Correct: True/False 6 5 Multiple Choice 19 16 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Each paragraph should support multiple topics. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 7 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Outline Form. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is an UNLIKELY outcome when a writer fails to revise a first draft? Student Answer: The writer will miss new ideas and analyses. The content will be thorough and free of errors. The writer will oversimplify issues. The paper will lack depth and complexity. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : When writing your global purpose, which of the following is NOT considered a helpful practice? Student Answer: being explicit about your research purpose being specific in your claims being clear on the issues you’ll cover being careful not to take a position Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : A sentence fragment is Student Answer: an abbreviated sentence. an incomplete sentence. a simple sentence. a run-on sentence. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Politicians are often accused of attacking the person instead of addressing the argument itself. This is an example of Student Answer: straw-man fallacy. the ad hominem fallacy. the argument-from-common-practice fallacy. none of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Toulmin analysis includes validation that statements can be correct at all times and/or under all circumstances or situations. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.4 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Conclusion.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Facts that are common knowledge that are generally known by many people and can easily be found or referenced need to be documented. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Revision allows for all of the following scenarios, EXCEPT Student Answer: Writers can reconsider ideas and arguments. Drafts will be incoherent and muddled. Writers feel free to change ideas. Writers can reorder previously “messy” information. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A comma-splice sentence is a type of run-on sentence. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Identify the sentence with the subject-verb agreement error. Student Answer: The family cat snuggles with the children. The pack of dogs love to go hunting. There are a number of teams in the competition. Nobody likes that guy! Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Setting up quoted passages includes all of the following tactics EXCEPT Student Answer: establishing the author’s purpose conveying the passage accurately Allowing the passage to speak for itself following up with analysis and interpretation Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Convey the Passage Accurately and Fairly.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following means to acknowledge, quote, or commend? Student Answer: Site Cite. Sight None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : It is a good idea to include various types of fallacies in academic papers. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Identify the sentence with the pronoun-antecedent agreement error. Student Answer: The school board finally announced their decision Friday. He was audited because he was never on time with his taxes. The dog was running so fast that it crashed into the fence. Mary didn’t think she was in trouble, but she was in trouble. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : An original work (as opposed to an interpretation of the work) is known as Student Answer: a primary source a secondary source a tertiary source none of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : The rule that says every source is biased in some way is Student Answer: a historical account. the time and place rule. the bias rule. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Which one of the following strategies will NOT help you work through confusion? Student Answer: Allow yourself limitless time to research thoroughly before writing. Consult a specialized dictionary. Get the help of someone with more knowledge than you. Ask for professional assistance from an instructor. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : The tactic of straying off topic in the middle of an argument to draw people away from the argument is known as Student Answer: the guilt-trip fallacy. the argument-from-envy fallacy. the red herring fallacy. the argument-from-pity fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : A good thesis should do all of the following EXCEPT, Student Answer: It must be obviously true for most readers. It must promote thinking. It must provide direction. It must contain tension. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : If you have any questions regarding plagiarism, you should ask the course instructor. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : Research projects should accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: Fill a gap in knowledge. Evaluate the effectiveness of a methodology. Argue based upon a personal belief. Solve problems. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : What resource is commonly used in Ashford courses to determine plagiarism? Student Answer: The Ashford Library RefWorks The Ashford Writing Center Turnitin Instructor Explanation: Review Turnitin, under Learning Resources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : What are the two library databases used in the tutorial? Student Answer: Project MUSE and ProQuest Eric and JSTOR Internet and Wikipedia Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : You can access the Ashford Online Library in your eCollege course through the link in the left navigation menu. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Project MUSE contains articles which could be used to research literary topics. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : In order to refine your search to reduce the number of sources in ProQuest, click on the “Refine search” link. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : ProQuest is a online collection of databases that includes Student Answer: journals magazines dissertations all of the above Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : In Toulmin argument, evidence is: Student Answer: the information provided in an article’s abstract. the information you have gathered about your subject. a collection of topic sentences. the answer to a thesis question. Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? Student Answer: an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The ‘A’ in BEAM: Argument Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios: Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT Student Answer: They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : A Rogerian Argument ends with a clear winner and loser. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : An effective paragraph generally features Student Answer: a topic sentence examples or explanations All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Writing Tools, Overview. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Which of the following does NOT apply to student researchers? Student Answer: You must demonstrate knowledge of a subject. You must include credible, scholarly research. You must actively respond to the experts in your writing. You must seek to correct other studies. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : If you are found responsible for violating the Academic Dishonestly polic, and there are multiple instances of academic dishonesty violations, or a singular violation is egregious, you will be referred to the Student Affairs department for review. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Which of the following statements BEST describes plagiarism? Student Answer: Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of common knowledge without a citation. Plagiarism is the unique formulation of your own ideas. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : If a student simply forgets to cite a source, it isn’t plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : 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: Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : “Everyone from that department is untrustworthy.” This is an example of Student Answer: the post-hoc fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the group-think fallacy. the hasty-generalization fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : The thesis statement is the claim in Toulmin argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : A bad thesis will often contain all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: It makes no claims. It restates conventional wisdom. It presents a claim readers might disagree with. It offers personal opinions as the basis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? Student Answer: Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Which of the following is a compound sentence. Student Answer: John bought some new shoes and wore them to a party. We can go see a movie, or we can get something to eat. When you get there, please remember to call me. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Style. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Ideas and information that are unpublished—such as a student paper or presentation—don’t need to be cited. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : How does a verbal, everyday argument DIFFER from an academic argument? Student Answer: A verbal, everyday argument allows writers to report facts clearly. A verbal, everyday argument enables academic readers to access summaries other viewpoints. A verbal, everyday argument encourages you to win over an opponent’s. A verbal, everyday argument creates an opportunity to calmly consider another person’s perspective. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : If you are confused about an issue, which of the following strategies is MOST effective? Student Answer: Try writing about your confusion. Copy/paste the views of another author. Go looking for more sources. Pick another research topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: Student Answer: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : ALL of the following steps help writers develop research topics into appropriate lines of inquiry, EXCEPT: Student Answer: Identify the parent, sibling, and child topics. Construct a central, one-dimensional topic. Develop a set of essential and supporting questions. Define the scope of your project. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Develop a Research Topic Into a Line of Inquiry.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 26. Question : The use of precise synonyms is MOST helpful for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: It helps find sources that more directly address the topic question. It uses everyday language. It teaches the researcher new vocabulary terms. It helps researchers get hundreds or thousands of exact results. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 27. Question : Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? Student Answer: approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 28. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Although texting while driving is known to cause distraction behind the wheel, making texting while driving illegal would not solve the problem. People have a right to talk on cell phones while driving if they want to. Teenagers are most likely to text while driving and it is dangerous. Bluetooth and hands-free technology is gaining popularity in the American auto industry. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 29. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 30. Question : The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? Student Answer: Gather information on a body of work in a field. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Confuse the issues for the sake of debate. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 31. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? Student Answer: 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 Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 32. Question : All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: Student Answer: listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 33. Question : Toulmin suggested that values, beliefs, and principles about certain ideas are the basis of all arguments. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 34. Question : Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: Student Answer: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “The Cumulative, Ongoing, and Critical Nature of Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 35. Question : To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? Student Answer: open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 36. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 37. Question : How are exhibit sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They encourage readers to interpret evidence and think critically. They establish the undisputed facts of the topic. They make a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They display various works of art from different historical eras. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “E” in BEAM: Exhibit Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 38. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 39. Question : All Ashford University courses utilize Student Answer: the MLA style. the Chicago style. the APA style. the CSA style. Instructor Explanation: Review “Documenting Sources,” in Chapter 6, of Writing College Research Papers. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 40. Question : Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 41. Question : Which of the following characteristics is NOT an expected outcome of a research project? Student Answer: Frustrations and challenges occur in the writing process. New perspectives will occur. You will forge a solitary path to the answer. Your voice will inform a community of scholars. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.4 Section Title “If the Idea of Research Sounds Scary to You, Read on.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 42. Question : Rogerian Argument is arranged in the following order: Student Answer: Introduction, Argument, Rebuttal, Counterargument, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Position & Evidence, Opposing Viewpoint, Rebuttal, Conclusion Thesis Statement, Topic Sentences, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Opposing Viewpoint, Position & Evidence, Common Ground, Solution & Conclusion Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 43. Question : A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.4 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Conclusion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 44. Question : The final section of a research paper (usually the last page) is titled Student Answer: Bibliography References Works Cited Works Referenced Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, APA Checklist. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 45. Question : Writers who treat readers as fellow researchers do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 46. Question : An interpretive framework for an essay should include all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: emotionally driven beliefs. opinions of experts. historical precedent. cause-and-effect relationships. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 47. Question : What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? Student Answer: insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers discussion within groups that all hold the same beliefs heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 48. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 49. Question : Researchers prefer a narrow focus and selective research methods for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: They allow researchers to specialize in field or subject matter. They allow researchers access to a multitude of ways to address a problem. They allow researchers to write a broad research question. They provide researchers with the definitive answer to a problem. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 50. Question : Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? Student Answer: Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 51. Question : The project description serves all of the following functions in the initial phase of a research project, EXCEPT Student Answer: the puzzling phenomenon you want to explain. a description of your approach to the research. the conclusions you have reached. a summary of different research articles on the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.4 Section Title “Write a Project Description.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 52. Question : Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? Student Answer: Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around. Avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written. Go back to an earlier phase and revise periodically. Work ahead and complete upcoming stages early. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.1 Section Title “A Note on Project Planning.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 53. Question : Free-writing is a useful writing technique for WHICH of the following reasons? Student Answer: It generates the most precise language. It encourages you to cite your sources. It generates sentences that will appear in your final draft. It helps you get your preliminary thoughts down on paper. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.1 Section Title “Free-Writing Exercises.” all Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 54. Question : A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 55. Question : By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 56. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the use of subjectivity and opinions in a research project? Student Answer: Emotions are irrelevant to research and must be eliminated. Opinions should be used to beliefs upon the audience. Emotions and subjectivity do not influence logic. Opinions should be questioned and perhaps changed during research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 57. Question : Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? Student Answer: making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 58. Question : An academic argument contains all of the following components, EXCEPT Student Answer: personal opinions without additional evidence one or more authorial claims carefully selected conceptual framework relevant and tested evidence Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 59. Question : Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 60. Question : How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 3.2 Section Title “The “B” in BEAM: Background Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 61. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Carbohydrates are not healthy for most people. Despite years dependence on calorie reduction to lose weight, medical intervention and personalized diet plans are more effective than a generic diet of strict caloric restrictions. I tried Weight Watchers in the 1990s but gained all of the weight back. Now I am on the South Beach Diet and I’ve already lost 15 pounds! Men have an easier time losing weight than women. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 62. Question : Researchers who locate a community of scholars engaged in a conversation should do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Link scholars to clear positions. Selectively pick data to support their own views. Identify foundational theories and positions. Start to see structure of a conversation. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Working With Sources—How to Review the Literature.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 63. Question : Some general rules to follow when avoiding plagiarism include: Student Answer: When in doubt, cite your sources Avoid procrastination so you are not tempted to plagiarize at the last minute. Take notes as you read and make a note of the sources. b & c all of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 64. Question : Which fallacy typically involves circular reasoning? Student Answer: an appeal to inadequate authority. begging the question. hasty generalization. all of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 65. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 66. Question : An in-text citation for a compilation or edited book would look like: Student Answer: (Easton 2008) [Easton 2008] (Easton, 2008) [Easton, 2008) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Citation & Documentation: Common APA Citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 67. Question : Identify the correct reference-page citation format for an online journal article: Student Answer: Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32. Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32.Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 68. Question : When you use your values and personal experiences as evidence, you need to do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Establish the limited nature of your views and experiences. Test your views and experiences by including other evidence. Describe your values and experiences so that you win the debate. Consider the values and experiences of others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide a Reasoned Argument That Does Not Follow From Emotion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 69. Question : If an idea is not your own, you must cite the source in the text of the paper and at the end of the paper as a reference. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 70. Question : “Secret organizations are watching our every move. The fact that we know nothing about them shows how powerful they actually are.” This is an example of Student Answer: a begging-the-question fallacy. an appeal-to-ignorance fallacy. misplacing the burden of proof fallacy. a slippery-slope fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 71. Question : Topic sentences are optional and should not be used in a persuasive essay. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 72. Question : Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? Student Answer: reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 73. Question : A sentence fragment may be corrected by Student Answer: attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. revising the fragment to include whatever is missing, such as a subject or verb. rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 74. Question : A writer can demonstrate the connection between evidence and claims by doing WHICH ONE of the following? Student Answer: allowing evidence to speak for itself showing a clear, logical connection letting common sense prevails staying firm to personal beliefs Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 75. Question : Which of the following is NOT a myth concerning the search for the “perfect source?” Student Answer: Your perfect source will help you understand exactly what you want to say. All confusions are cleared up by one source that excels above all others. For an easy writing process, you need to find one perfect source that makes everything fall into place. You should search for sources that are more reputable than others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 1. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The ‘A’ in BEAM: Argument Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Failure to correctly identify the difference between scholarly and popular sources can lead to all of the following consequences EXCEPT: Student Answer: It can show that your research is well rounded. It can undermine your own argument and render it less persuasive. It can challenge your credibility as a trustworthy researcher. It can cause you to misuse sources. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “News, Trade, and Popular Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : When using the BEAM style of evaluation, which of the following is UNLIKELY to occur? Student Answer: Writers will probably meet all research needs. Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources. Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories. Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “M” in BEAM: Method Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : We can expect that the work of research will NOT provide us with which of the following? Student Answer: alternative perspectives new variables to consider clear and definitive solutions tacit values Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “The Differences between Academic or Professional Research and Everyday Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 3.2 Section Title “The “B” in BEAM: Background Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Which of the following statements is considered a distinguishing characteristic of a research question? Student Answer: It is formed after consulting research by experts. It has an obvious “yes” or “no” answer. It includes large generalizations on the topic. It features strongly emotional language. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “The Differences between Academic or Professional Research and Everyday Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : The majority of your research should be conducted Student Answer: via the World Wide Web. via Ashford Library databases. via the Google search engine. via the Bing search engine. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, in Writing Resources, Research Papers: Intro to the Online Library Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : According to Aristotle, the statement with evidence to support it is necessary in all arguments. This statement is called Student Answer: a soliloquy a syllogism a paisley an apostrophe Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? Student Answer: a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Database Categories.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID Student Answer: explaining the significance of your thesis claiming other authors’ ideas as your own establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate articulating your thesis as a response to established research Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources? Student Answer: the reasonableness of the researcher’s argument proof of credentialed and professional writing financial backing from a large corporation an indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “Scholarly Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic? Student Answer: consulting encyclopedias referring to subject guides reading dictionaries searching academic databases Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Using “natural language” in a database search is MOST likely to produce WHICH of the following results? Student Answer: Difficult language will get translated to everyday speech. Researchers will find the sources they need. Researchers will find few or no helpful results. The database will display an abundance of general topics. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : The concept of “search construction” allows researchers to do all of the following, EXCEPT: Student Answer: find synonyms for key words. identify potential search terms. specify relationships between key terms. keep their searches as broad as possible. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Peer review is NOT able to provide us with which of the following? Student Answer: careful interpretations conclusive evidence alternative perspectives reasonable accuracy Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada Multiple Choice 20 14 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Researchers who locate a community of scholars engaged in a conversation should do all of the following EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Working With Sources—How to Review the Literature.” Student Answer: Link scholars to clear positions. Selectively pick data to support their own views. Identify foundational theories and positions. Start to see structure of a conversation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : When analyzing and interpreting a source, researchers should avoid WHICH of the following? @ The answer can be found Section 4.2 Section Title “Analyzing and Interpreting.” Student Answer: understanding the sequence of ideas understanding patterns in ideas understanding relationships between evidence understanding concepts in the abstract Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which of the following types of sources is LEAST likely to meet your research needs? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Student Answer: a source whose primary function is to establish fact a source that considers alternative explanations a source that takes a different position than the one you hold a source that treats readers as fellow researchers Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a common writerly move? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: lecturing readers on common knowledge making an argument criticizing another writer’s method borrowing expert authority Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Getting started with your research is BEST done by using which ONE of the following methods? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: viewing only peer-reviewed, scholarly data starting with a broad Google search considering all Internet writers interviewing peers and faculty for their opinions Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : What definition BEST describes the relationship between sibling topics and central topics? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : When taking notes to avoid plagiarism, which of the following is NOT suggested? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Best Note-Taking Practices to Avoid Plagiarism.” Student Answer: Enclose all words from a source in quotation marks. Integrate your ideas with your source material without citing. Record all data about the source for your references page. Attribute all words and ideas to their correct author with in-text citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : When reading complex or dull materials, which of the following is the LEAST helpful approach? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Approaching the Text With the Right Mindset in the Right Environment.” Student Answer: Give yourself a small window of time to understand and then move on to a more interesting piece. Concentrate on understanding the difficult parts of the writing before moving on to others. Try to connect reading with personal experiences. Consider how the reading changes your opinions about your topic. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : 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? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: The link helps researchers avoid repeating the same topics as others. The link shows that other researchers have considered an article significant. The link shows the popularity of an academic author. The link proves the accuracy of the cited information. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : When making basic marks and marginal comments, which strategy is LEAST helpful? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: underlining essential and supporting questions drawing a block around complex passages drawing lines to make connections highlighting large sections of text Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Student Answer: explaining the significance of your thesis claiming other authors’ ideas as your own establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate articulating your thesis as a response to established research Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : The concept of “affordances” offers all but one of the following to writers in the research process: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers. Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher. Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic. Affordances are relative to particular situations only. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following is the LEAST useful type of source? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Evaluating and Choosing Sources.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Critical Reading and Note-Taking Strategies.” Student Answer: reading to comprehend reading to critique reading to absorb reading to understand Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Which of the following LEAST describes the evaluation of potential research topics? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: assessing your own interest in a topic holding firm to your own beliefs evaluating your own biases determining existing issues in a field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : The reference-page citation format for a book includes the following information in the following order: Student Answer: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Publication Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher Author’s Last Name, Initials. Title of book. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, First Name. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, Initials. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : An original work (as opposed to an interpretation of the work) is known as Student Answer: a primary source a secondary source a tertiary source none of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which of the following are the BEST types of quotes to choose? Student Answer: quotes that include long passages of dense information and data quotes that give you an opportunity to intervene in a debate quotes that confirm your thesis quotes which are self-evident Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Choose Your Passage Well.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : A sentence fragment may be corrected by Student Answer: attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. revising the fragment to include whatever is missing, such as a subject or verb. rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following statement is a myth about writing? Student Answer: Fear of looking foolish prevents writers from excelling. Time and effort are the most important criteria to better writing. Writing what you believe readers will want to hear will help you overcome fear. Modeling your own writing on someone else’s will help you overcome fear. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : A topic sentence must be followed by supporting evidence. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 7 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Outline Form. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : “Secret organizations are watching our every move. The fact that we know nothing about them shows how powerful they actually are.” This is an example of Student Answer: a begging-the-question fallacy. an appeal-to-ignorance fallacy. misplacing the burden of proof fallacy. a slippery-slope fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following local purposes is NOT useful in the body of the essay? Student Answer: providing exhibits to elaborate the problem filling gaps in conversation supporting the argument about the causes of a problem supporting traditional views without question Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Body of the Paper.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Acts of plagiarism include, but are not limited to: Student Answer: Copying text from printed materials, which include books, magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers, etc. The modification of text with the intent of changing verbiage, changing words, or interspacing the student’s work into the plagiarized work; Paraphrasing or summarizing another’s work and giving correct citations and listing the sources in a list of works cited. “Copy and paste” plagiarism, which involves copying and pasting materials from Internet sources and presenting them as one’s original work. a & b a, b, & d Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : Which of the following means to acknowledge, quote, or commend? Student Answer: Site Cite. Sight None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Misrepresenting an opponent’s position then arguing against the misrepresented position is the basic working definition of Student Answer: the straw-man fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the relativist fallacy. the subjectivist fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : A bad thesis produces all of the following effects on readers EXCEPT Student Answer: It prevents writers from thinking carefully about evidence. It allows writers to rush to judgment. It directs writers to repeatedly make the same point. It prompts writers to think carefully about problematic views. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : “Everyone from that department is untrustworthy.” This is an example of Student Answer: the post-hoc fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the group-think fallacy. the hasty-generalization fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : In Toulmin argument, evidence is: Student Answer: the information provided in an article’s abstract. the information you have gathered about your subject. a collection of topic sentences. the answer to a thesis question. Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Obtaining favor with another or manipulating another by complimenting a person is known as@ Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Student Answer: the argument-from-envy fallacy. the argumentum ag baculum fallacy. the appeal-to-pride (or ego) fallacy. the appeal-to-popularity fallacy. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which of the following is NOT advised to overcome “writer’s block??” Student Answer: Commit to a schedule of work. Measure your success by word count. Gauge success in terms of time spent. Use multiple writing techniques. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Setting up quoted passages includes all of the following tactics EXCEPT Student Answer: establishing the author’s purpose conveying the passage accurately Allowing the passage to speak for itself following up with analysis and interpretation Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Convey the Passage Accurately and Fairly.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : The introduction of your essay should include all of the following elements EXCEPT Student Answer: your problem. your evidence. your framework. your thesis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Critical Introductory Tasks.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : You must only give credit to a source when you use a direct quotation. Student Answer: True False Question 20. Question : To establish yourself as a fair-minded thinker, WHICH of the following DOES NOT apply? Student Answer: Avoid discussing perspectives different from yours. Cite conflicting views. Represent a range of ideas. Include sources with claims that oppose your own. Question 21. Question : Your global purpose should accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: Summarize what your essay is about. Make a statement about your essay’s impact. Explain what your essay will do. Clarify the issues. Question 22. Question : A proper English sentence must contain at least Student Answer: one subordinate clause. a predicate. a subject and a verb. one noun phrase. Question 23. Question : Representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise, including draft assignments that are submitted and graded as a part of the curriculum, is plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Question 24. Question : Meticulously planning out one’s writing ahead of time most often results in WHICH of the following? Student Answer: It helps you determine how to get started writing. You avoid wasting time miscommunicating ideas. It helps you achieve clarity and efficiency. It stifles open-mindedness and flexibility. Question 25. Question : An interpretive framework for an essay should include all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: emotionally driven beliefs. opinions of experts. historical precedent. cause-and-effect relationships. Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? Student Answer: a belief that all information is common knowledge the pressure to succeed a failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism a belief that all information belongs to the public Question 2. Question : An in-text citation for a compilation or edited book would look like: Student Answer: (Easton 2008) [Easton 2008] (Easton, 2008) [Easton, 2008) Question 3. Question : When reading complex or dull materials, which of the following is the LEAST helpful approach? Student Answer: Give yourself a small window of time to understand and then move on to a more interesting piece. Concentrate on understanding the difficult parts of the writing before moving on to others. Try to connect reading with personal experiences. Consider how the reading changes your opinions about your topic. Question 4. Question : A general rule of thumb for using lists in a paper is to limit the number of items to ten or fewer. Student Answer: True False Question 5. Question : The majority of your research should be conducted Student Answer: via the World Wide Web. via Ashford Library databases. via the Google search engine. via the Bing search engine. Question 6. Question : “Rules against cheating are stupid because people cheat all the time and rarely get caught.” This is an example of Student Answer: the perfectionist fallacy. the slippery-slope fallacy. the argument-from-envy fallacy. the guilt-trip fallacy. Question 7. Question : Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic? Student Answer: consulting encyclopedias referring to subject guides reading dictionaries searching academic databases Question 8. Question : Politicians are often accused of attacking the person instead of addressing the argument itself. This is an example of Student Answer: straw-man fallacy. the ad hominem fallacy. the argument-from-common-practice fallacy. none of the above. Question 9. Question : Topic sentences are optional and should not be used in a persuasive essay. Student Answer: True False Question 10. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? Student Answer: 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 Question 11. Question : A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search. Student Answer: True False Question 12. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Question 13. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the primary goal of a research project? Student Answer: to prove your idea is the best to bring a conversation to a close to win a debate on an issue to push a conversation forward Question 14. Question : Caffeine affects people in different ways. In this sentence, the word affects is used Student Answer: incorrectly – affects is usually a noun. incorrectly – affects is usually a verb. correctly – affects is usually a noun. correctly – affects is usually a verb. Question 15. Question : The thesis statement is the claim in Toulmin argument. Student Answer: True False Question 16. Question : Which ONE of the following research purposes offers the best contribution to the field? Student Answer: to avoid conflict to summarize the achievements of others to complicate the issues to offer something new and interesting Question 17. Question : Which of the following statements is an example of the post hoc fallacy? Student Answer: I always wear my lucky hat when the Atlanta Braves play; thanks to me, they won the World Series! The San Diego Padres never win because their payroll is so small. I’m glad A-Rod was suspended. The Yankees will win now that a cheater is off the roster. The Red Sox are the most storied franchise in American history. Question 18. Question : Ideas and information that are unpublished—such as a student paper or presentation—don’t need to be cited. Student Answer: True False Question 19. Question : Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources? Student Answer: the reasonableness of the researcher’s argument proof of credentialed and professional writing financial backing from a large corporation an indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers Question 20. Question : When writing your global purpose, which of the following is NOT considered a helpful practice? Student Answer: being explicit about your research purpose being specific in your claims being clear on the issues you’ll cover being careful not to take a position Question 21. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating. Question 22. Question : Which of the following are the BEST types of quotes to choose? Student Answer: quotes that include long passages of dense information and data quotes that give you an opportunity to intervene in a debate quotes that confirm your thesis quotes which are self-evident Question 23. Question : The reference-page citation format for a book includes the following information in the following order: Student Answer: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Publication Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher Author’s Last Name, Initials. Title of book. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, First Name. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, Initials. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Question 24. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the use of subjectivity and opinions in a research project? Student Answer: Emotions are irrelevant to research and must be eliminated. Opinions should be used to beliefs upon the audience. Emotions and subjectivity do not influence logic. Opinions should be questioned and perhaps changed during research. Question 25. Question : Which of the following is an UNLIKELY outcome when a writer fails to revise a first draft? Student Answer: The writer will miss new ideas and analyses. The content will be thorough and free of errors. The writer will oversimplify issues. The paper will lack depth and complexity. Question 26. Question : What is the BEST reason to compose “healthy paragraphs” based on an article? Student Answer: to reinforce your assumptions to record only the claims you support to document essential ideas you want to expand upon to capture data or statistics Question 27. Question : One of the consequences for academic dishonesty at Ashford is Student Answer: dismissal from the university. a failing course grade. a failing assignment grade. All of the above Question 28. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Question 29. Question : What definition BEST describes the relationship between sibling topics and central topics? Student Answer: 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. Question 30. Question : Synthesizing research is important work for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: Student Answer: diversity of opinion. comprehensive scope. freedom from complications. open-ended interpretations. Question 31. Question : The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? Student Answer: Gather information on a body of work in a field. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Confuse the issues for the sake of debate. Question 32. Question : Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? Student Answer: Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Question 33. Question : Which of the following LEAST describes the evaluation of potential research topics? Student Answer: assessing your own interest in a topic holding firm to your own beliefs evaluating your own biases determining existing issues in a field Question 34. Question : Which of the following is the LEAST EFFECTIVE way to describe your topic and its scope? Student Answer: Establish the central questions that drive scholarly discussions. Be selective about the number of questions you ask. Make sure that questions are closely related to one another. Convey every question you seek to answer in the paper. Question 35. Question : If a student simply forgets to cite a source, it isn’t plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Question 36. Question : Which one of the following strategies will NOT help you work through confusion? Student Answer: Allow yourself limitless time to research thoroughly before writing. Consult a specialized dictionary. Get the help of someone with more knowledge than you. Ask for professional assistance from an instructor. Question 37. Question : When using the BEAM style of evaluation, which of the following is UNLIKELY to occur? Student Answer: Writers will probably meet all research needs. Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources. Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories. Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions. Question 38. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Question 39. Question : Which of the following makes researchers passive rather than active in the research process? Student Answer: repeating what other researchers have published building on the work of others showing relationship to previous work challenging well-established conclusions Question 40. Question : Quotation marks indicate Student Answer: indirect quotes. paraphrased quotes. direct quotes. famous quotes. Question 41. Question : In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential? Student Answer: inquisitiveness expertise persistence research skills Question 42. Question : The topic sentence should be the first sentence in a paragraph. Student Answer: True False Question 43. Question : Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? Student Answer: Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around. Avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written. Go back to an earlier phase and revise periodically. Work ahead and complete upcoming stages early. Question 44. Question : Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT Student Answer: They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Question 45. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Carbohydrates are not healthy for most people. Despite years dependence on calorie reduction to lose weight, medical intervention and personalized diet plans are more effective than a generic diet of strict caloric restrictions. I tried Weight Watchers in the 1990s but gained all of the weight back. Now I am on the South Beach Diet and I’ve already lost 15 pounds! Men have an easier time losing weight than women. Question 46. Question : Each paragraph should support multiple topics. True False Question 47. Question : According to Aristotle, the statement with evidence to support it is necessary in all arguments. This statement is called Student Answer: a soliloquy a syllogism a paisley an apostrophe Question 48. Question : Identify the sentence with the subject-verb agreement error. Student Answer: The family cat snuggles with the children. The pack of dogs love to go hunting. There are a number of teams in the competition. Nobody likes that guy! Question 49. Question : The introduction of your essay should include all of the following elements EXCEPT Student Answer: your problem. your evidence. your framework. your thesis. Question 50. Question : Which of the following characteristics is NOT an expected outcome of a research project? Student Answer: Frustrations and challenges occur in the writing process. New perspectives will occur. You will forge a solitary path to the answer. Your voice will inform a community of scholars. Question 51. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Question 52. Some general rules to follow when avoiding plagiarism include: When in doubt, cite your sources Avoid procrastination so you are not tempted to plagiarize at the last minute. Take notes as you read and make a note of the sources. b & c all of the above Question 53. Paraphrasing—or putting ideas into one’s own words—is one way to avoid having to cite a source and, therefore, to avoid plagiarism. True False Question 54. When making basic marks and marginal comments, which strategy is LEAST helpful? underlining essential and supporting questions drawing a block around complex passages drawing lines to make connections highlighting large sections of text Question 55. Toulmin suggested that values, beliefs, and principles about certain ideas are the basis of all arguments. True False Question 56. When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT definitive answers to your topic question examples and cases for evidence an interpretative framework multiple partners-in-inquiry Question 57. A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT 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. Question 58. Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Question 59. The drafting stage of the writing process all of the following strategies, EXCEPT discovery of what your research means. determining how to frame an argument. focusing only on proving your thesis. being open-minded about potential changes. Question 60. What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers discussion within groups that all hold the same beliefs heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Question 61. Which of the following sources is likely NOT useful beyond the information it contains? a source that is lengthy and treats subject with complexity a source that uses the specialized language of experts a source that serves multiple purposes a source that is short and presents answers as matters of fact Question 62. Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Question 63. Question : If you are found responsible for violating the Academic Dishonestly polic, and there are multiple instances of academic dishonesty violations, or a singular violation is egregious, you will be referred to the Student Affairs department for review. True False Question 64. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Although texting while driving is known to cause distraction behind the wheel, making texting while driving illegal would not solve the problem. People have a right to talk on cell phones while driving if they want to. Teenagers are most likely to text while driving and it is dangerous. Bluetooth and hands-free technology is gaining popularity in the American auto industry. Question 65. Question : Overpopulation will need to be confronted; if only there were less people on the planet. Identify the best revision for this sentence: Overpopulation will need to be confronted, if only there were less people on the planet. If only there were less people on the planet, overpopulation will need to be confronted. Overpopulation will need to be confronted; if there were fewer people on the planet, we would have more in the way of resources. None of the above Question 66. How does a verbal, everyday argument DIFFER from an academic argument? A verbal, everyday argument allows writers to report facts clearly. A verbal, everyday argument enables academic readers to access summaries other viewpoints. A verbal, everyday argument encourages you to win over an opponent’s. A verbal, everyday argument creates an opportunity to calmly consider another person’s perspective. Question 67. Academic reading entails all of the following traits, EXCEPT solving complex problems taking a defensible stance on a hot topic looking for errors of logic probing for problematic assumptions Question 68. Which of the following is NOT considered a common writerly move? lecturing readers on common knowledge making an argument criticizing another writer’s method borrowing expert authority Question 69. Question : Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT: credible arguments accurate information not subject to debate criticism of other researchers’ work important methods used to interpret evidence Question 70. When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Question 71. Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Question 72. Claims rely on all of the following kinds of evidence EXCEPT expert testimony. historical narrative. facts/statistics. guesswork. Question 73. Question : Changing a word or two in a source relieves you of the responsibility to credit the source. True False Question 74. Question : The project description serves all of the following functions in the initial phase of a research project, EXCEPT the puzzling phenomenon you want to explain. a description of your approach to the research. the conclusions you have reached. a summary of different research articles on the topic. Question 75. Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. 1. When making basic marks and marginal comments, which strategy is LEAST helpful? (Points : 1) Underlining essential and supporting questions Drawing a block around complex passages Drawing lines to make connections Highlighting large sections of text Question 2. 2. Which of the following steps do not help writers develop research topics into appropriate lines of inquiry? (Points : 1) Identify the parent, sibling, and child topics Construct a central, one-dimensional topic Develop a set of essential and supporting questions Define the scope of your project Question 3. 3. 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 Question 4. 4. Which of the following sources is likely NOT useful beyond the information it contains? (Points : 1) A source that is lengthy and treats subject with complexity A source that uses the specialized language of experts A source that serves multiple purposes A source that is short and presents answers as matters of fact Question 5. 5. 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 is the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations. Question 6. 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. Question 7. 7. Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal? (Points : 1) Reading to comprehend Reading to critique Reading to absorb Reading to understand Question 8. 8. 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. Question 9. 9. Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? (Points : 1) A belief that all information is common knowledge The pressure to succeed at all costs A failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism Thinking that no one will ever notice the plagiarism Question 10. 10. Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? (Points : 1) Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Question 11. 11. When taking notes to avoid plagiarism, which of the following is NOT suggested? (Points : 1) Enclose all words from a source in quotation marks. Integrate your ideas with your source material without citing. Record all data about the source for your references page. Attribute all words and ideas to their correct author with in-text citations. Question 12. 12. Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? (Points : 1) Accessing Google Scholar’s broad database Using a specialized database at a library Searching the dictionary viewing specific encyclopedias online Question 13. 13. All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT (Points : 1) listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Question 14. 14. What can a coherent question provide for you? (Points : 1) Broad access to a large community of scholars Agreement amongst scholars of the truth of a particular issue An area of controversy in need of clarification Open-ended questions for further research Question 15. 15. 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? (Points : 1) The link helps researchers avoid repeating the same topics as others. The link shows that other researchers have considered an article significant. The link shows the popularity of an academic author. The link proves the accuracy of the cited information. Question 16. 16. Limiting the scope of your research project can involve all of the following, EXCEPT (Points : 1) specifying a subtopic to help limit your research. exploring a problem fully and completely. defining a location where you will focus your attention. viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective. Question 17. 17. 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. Question 18. 18. 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. Question 19. 19. The correct order for Roman Numerals is: (Points : 1) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII… I, II, III, IIII, X, XI, XII, XIII… 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… Question 20. 20. When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID (Points : 1) explaining the significance of your thesis. claiming other authors’ ideas as your own. establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate. articulating your thesis as a response to established research. ENG 122 English Composition II Test Bank All correct Question 1 Top level headings in your research paper should be a. Left aligned and in uppercase b. Centered, boldface, in uppercase and lowercase c. Indented and italicized, lowercase d. Indented, boldface, in uppercase and lowercase. Question 2 Which of the following is not a reason to use subject specific databases? a. They offer a good place to start research. b. They represent the full range of a particular field. c. You do not find what you need in a general database. d. Too many topics are covered in a general database. Question 3 A sentence fragmented may b corrected by a. Attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. b. Revising the fragment to include whether a missing, such as subject or verb c. Rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. d. All of the above Question 4 An interpretive account should include all of the following except: a. An explanation of what other writers have written b. The significance of meaning of the literature c. A straightforward description of other writer’s idead d. An evaluation of the usefulness of the articles. Question 5 The story of the Bungling Bride illustrates a. Critical thinking b. The absence of critical thinking c. The scientific method d. The absence of the scientific method. Question 6 Which ONE of the following research purposes offers the best contribution to the field? to avoid conflict to summarize the achievements of others to complicate the issues to offer something new and interesting Which of the following considerations is NOT an important question to ask when choosing a database? Does the database provide full-text or abstracts? Are the articles in the database difficult to understand? Does the database offer electronic delivery? How current are the publications? Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT: credible arguments accurate information not subject to debate criticism of other researchers’ work important methods used to interpret evidence Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Which of the following is the BEST way to begin the research process? Look for information that only supports your views. Look for information that is easiest to access. Look for a compelling conversation among scholars. Look for a complex problem to seek a solution to. In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential? inquisitiveness expertise persistence research skills Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT definitive answers to your topic question examples and cases for evidence an interpretative framework multiple partners-in-inquiry Question 9 Choose the best thesis statement. People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search. True False Question 1 Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Choose the best topic sentence. Determination is a key trait in a strong leader and can be learned and developed in many ways. Good leaders are determined to lead. Barak Obama is a strong leader because he is an orator and has a casual approach. Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Which search option is NOT part of the academic databases? subject search keyword search dictionary search author/title search Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. True False When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search To assess research needs, a researcher should begin with WHICH ONE of the following elements? Develop an initial set of research questions. Review theories relevant to the research question. Find background, exhibit, argument, and method (BEAM) sources. Write a draft of the thesis statement. Choose the best thesis statement. The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Valuable research writing is expected to do all of the following EXCEPT: Provide additional support for other researchers’ views. Show errors in previous research. Repeat well-established information without further discussion. Resolve mysteries from previous research. The concept of “affordances” offers all but one of the following to writers in the research process: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers. Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher. Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic. Affordances are relative to particular situations only. Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal?@ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Critical Reading and Note-Taking Strategies.” reading to comprehend reading to critique reading to absorb reading to understand Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT an example of signaling that an idea originates from another source? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” 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 Question 6. Question : What can a coherent question provide for you? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” broad access to a large community of scholars agreement amongst scholars of the truth of a particular issue an area of controversy in need of clarification open-ended questions for further research Abstracts are useful in helping researchers accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” preview significant findings. describe the problem. gather comprehensive data. present conclusions. Question 8. Question : Which of the following characteristics BEST describes the benefit of creating a list of essential questions? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Essential Questions.” 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. Question 9. Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” a belief that all information is common knowledge the pressure to succeed a failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism a belief that all information belongs to the public Question 10. Question : A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” 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 Limiting the scope of your research project can involve all of the following, EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Define Your Project’s Scope.” specifying a subtopic to help limit your research. exploring a problem fully and completely. defining a location where you will focus your attention. viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective. A parent topic is a good starting point for ALL BUT ONE of the following reasons: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Parent topics provide a general framework from which to get started. Parent topics provide a context for the debate. Parent topics show how your topic relates to larger issues. Parent topics create boundaries and limitations to maintain focus. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” 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 When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? @ The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Marking up your texts while conducting research allows for all of the following EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” focusing your attention actively acquiring and retaining information quickly skimming through material furthering a conversation Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. When analyzing and interpreting a source, researchers should avoid WHICH of the following? @ The answer can be found Section 4.2 Section Title “Analyzing and Interpreting.” understanding the sequence of ideas understanding patterns in ideas understanding relationships between evidence understanding concepts in the abstract Each paragraph should support multiple topics. True False Which of the following is an UNLIKELY outcome when a writer fails to revise a first draft? The writer will miss new ideas and analyses. The content will be thorough and free of errors. The writer will oversimplify issues. The paper will lack depth and complexity. When writing your global purpose, which of the following is NOT considered a helpful practice? being explicit about your research purpose being specific in your claims being clear on the issues you’ll cover being careful not to take a position A sentence fragment is an abbreviated sentence. an incomplete sentence. a simple sentence. a run-on sentence. Politicians are often accused of attacking the person instead of addressing the argument itself. This is an example of straw-man fallacy. the ad hominem fallacy. the argument-from-common-practice fallacy. none of the above. Toulmin analysis includes validation that statements can be correct at all times and/or under all circumstances or situations. True False A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Facts that are common knowledge that are generally known by many people and can easily be found or referenced need to be documented. True False Revision allows for all of the following scenarios, EXCEPT Writers can reconsider ideas and arguments. Drafts will be incoherent and muddled. Writers feel free to change ideas. Writers can reorder previously “messy” information. A comma-splice sentence is a type of run-on sentence. True False Identify the sentence with the subject-verb agreement error. The family cat snuggles with the children. The pack of dogs love to go hunting. There are a number of teams in the competition. Nobody likes that guy! Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Setting up quoted passages includes all of the following tactics EXCEPT establishing the author’s purpose conveying the passage accurately Allowing the passage to speak for itself following up with analysis and interpretation Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Convey the Passage Accurately and Fairly.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following means to acknowledge, quote, or commend? Student Answer: Site Cite. Sight None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : It is a good idea to include various types of fallacies in academic papers. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Identify the sentence with the pronoun-antecedent agreement error. Student Answer: The school board finally announced their decision Friday. He was audited because he was never on time with his taxes. The dog was running so fast that it crashed into the fence. Mary didn’t think she was in trouble, but she was in trouble. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : An original work (as opposed to an interpretation of the work) is known as Student Answer: a primary source a secondary source a tertiary source none of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : The rule that says every source is biased in some way is Student Answer: a historical account. the time and place rule. the bias rule. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Which one of the following strategies will NOT help you work through confusion? Student Answer: Allow yourself limitless time to research thoroughly before writing. Consult a specialized dictionary. Get the help of someone with more knowledge than you. Ask for professional assistance from an instructor. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : The tactic of straying off topic in the middle of an argument to draw people away from the argument is known as Student Answer: the guilt-trip fallacy. the argument-from-envy fallacy. the red herring fallacy. the argument-from-pity fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : A good thesis should do all of the following EXCEPT, Student Answer: It must be obviously true for most readers. It must promote thinking. It must provide direction. It must contain tension. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : If you have any questions regarding plagiarism, you should ask the course instructor. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : Research projects should accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: Fill a gap in knowledge. Evaluate the effectiveness of a methodology. Argue based upon a personal belief. Solve problems. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : What resource is commonly used in Ashford courses to determine plagiarism? Student Answer: The Ashford Library RefWorks The Ashford Writing Center Turnitin Instructor Explanation: Review Turnitin, under Learning Resources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : What are the two library databases used in the tutorial? Student Answer: Project MUSE and ProQuest Eric and JSTOR Internet and Wikipedia Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : You can access the Ashford Online Library in your eCollege course through the link in the left navigation menu. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Project MUSE contains articles which could be used to research literary topics. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : In order to refine your search to reduce the number of sources in ProQuest, click on the “Refine search” link. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : ProQuest is a online collection of databases that includes Student Answer: journals magazines dissertations all of the above Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : In Toulmin argument, evidence is: Student Answer: the information provided in an article’s abstract. the information you have gathered about your subject. a collection of topic sentences. the answer to a thesis question. Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? Student Answer: an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The ‘A’ in BEAM: Argument Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios: Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT Student Answer: They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : A Rogerian Argument ends with a clear winner and loser. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : An effective paragraph generally features Student Answer: a topic sentence examples or explanations All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Writing Tools, Overview. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Which of the following does NOT apply to student researchers? Student Answer: You must demonstrate knowledge of a subject. You must include credible, scholarly research. You must actively respond to the experts in your writing. You must seek to correct other studies. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : If you are found responsible for violating the Academic Dishonestly polic, and there are multiple instances of academic dishonesty violations, or a singular violation is egregious, you will be referred to the Student Affairs department for review. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Which of the following statements BEST describes plagiarism? Student Answer: Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of common knowledge without a citation. Plagiarism is the unique formulation of your own ideas. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : If a student simply forgets to cite a source, it isn’t plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : 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: Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : “Everyone from that department is untrustworthy.” This is an example of Student Answer: the post-hoc fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the group-think fallacy. the hasty-generalization fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : The thesis statement is the claim in Toulmin argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : A bad thesis will often contain all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: It makes no claims. It restates conventional wisdom. It presents a claim readers might disagree with. It offers personal opinions as the basis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? Student Answer: Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Which of the following is a compound sentence. Student Answer: John bought some new shoes and wore them to a party. We can go see a movie, or we can get something to eat. When you get there, please remember to call me. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Style. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Ideas and information that are unpublished—such as a student paper or presentation—don’t need to be cited. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : How does a verbal, everyday argument DIFFER from an academic argument? Student Answer: A verbal, everyday argument allows writers to report facts clearly. A verbal, everyday argument enables academic readers to access summaries other viewpoints. A verbal, everyday argument encourages you to win over an opponent’s. A verbal, everyday argument creates an opportunity to calmly consider another person’s perspective. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : If you are confused about an issue, which of the following strategies is MOST effective? Student Answer: Try writing about your confusion. Copy/paste the views of another author. Go looking for more sources. Pick another research topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: Student Answer: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : ALL of the following steps help writers develop research topics into appropriate lines of inquiry, EXCEPT: Student Answer: Identify the parent, sibling, and child topics. Construct a central, one-dimensional topic. Develop a set of essential and supporting questions. Define the scope of your project. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Develop a Research Topic Into a Line of Inquiry.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 26. Question : The use of precise synonyms is MOST helpful for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: It helps find sources that more directly address the topic question. It uses everyday language. It teaches the researcher new vocabulary terms. It helps researchers get hundreds or thousands of exact results. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 27. Question : Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? Student Answer: approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 28. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Although texting while driving is known to cause distraction behind the wheel, making texting while driving illegal would not solve the problem. People have a right to talk on cell phones while driving if they want to. Teenagers are most likely to text while driving and it is dangerous. Bluetooth and hands-free technology is gaining popularity in the American auto industry. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 29. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 30. Question : The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? Student Answer: Gather information on a body of work in a field. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Confuse the issues for the sake of debate. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 31. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? Student Answer: 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 Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 32. Question : All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: Student Answer: listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 33. Question : Toulmin suggested that values, beliefs, and principles about certain ideas are the basis of all arguments. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 34. Question : Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: Student Answer: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “The Cumulative, Ongoing, and Critical Nature of Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 35. Question : To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? Student Answer: open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 36. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 37. Question : How are exhibit sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They encourage readers to interpret evidence and think critically. They establish the undisputed facts of the topic. They make a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They display various works of art from different historical eras. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “E” in BEAM: Exhibit Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 38. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 39. Question : All Ashford University courses utilize Student Answer: the MLA style. the Chicago style. the APA style. the CSA style. Instructor Explanation: Review “Documenting Sources,” in Chapter 6, of Writing College Research Papers. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 40. Question : Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 41. Question : Which of the following characteristics is NOT an expected outcome of a research project? Student Answer: Frustrations and challenges occur in the writing process. New perspectives will occur. You will forge a solitary path to the answer. Your voice will inform a community of scholars. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.4 Section Title “If the Idea of Research Sounds Scary to You, Read on.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 42. Question : Rogerian Argument is arranged in the following order: Student Answer: Introduction, Argument, Rebuttal, Counterargument, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Position & Evidence, Opposing Viewpoint, Rebuttal, Conclusion Thesis Statement, Topic Sentences, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Opposing Viewpoint, Position & Evidence, Common Ground, Solution & Conclusion Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 43. Question : A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.4 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Conclusion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 44. Question : The final section of a research paper (usually the last page) is titled Student Answer: Bibliography References Works Cited Works Referenced Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, APA Checklist. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 45. Question : Writers who treat readers as fellow researchers do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 46. Question : An interpretive framework for an essay should include all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: emotionally driven beliefs. opinions of experts. historical precedent. cause-and-effect relationships. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 47. Question : What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? Student Answer: insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers discussion within groups that all hold the same beliefs heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 48. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 49. Question : Researchers prefer a narrow focus and selective research methods for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: They allow researchers to specialize in field or subject matter. They allow researchers access to a multitude of ways to address a problem. They allow researchers to write a broad research question. They provide researchers with the definitive answer to a problem. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 50. Question : Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? Student Answer: Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 51. Question : The project description serves all of the following functions in the initial phase of a research project, EXCEPT Student Answer: the puzzling phenomenon you want to explain. a description of your approach to the research. the conclusions you have reached. a summary of different research articles on the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.4 Section Title “Write a Project Description.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 52. Question : Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? Student Answer: Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around. Avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written. Go back to an earlier phase and revise periodically. Work ahead and complete upcoming stages early. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.1 Section Title “A Note on Project Planning.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 53. Question : Free-writing is a useful writing technique for WHICH of the following reasons? Student Answer: It generates the most precise language. It encourages you to cite your sources. It generates sentences that will appear in your final draft. It helps you get your preliminary thoughts down on paper. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.1 Section Title “Free-Writing Exercises.” all Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 54. Question : A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 55. Question : By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 56. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the use of subjectivity and opinions in a research project? Student Answer: Emotions are irrelevant to research and must be eliminated. Opinions should be used to beliefs upon the audience. Emotions and subjectivity do not influence logic. Opinions should be questioned and perhaps changed during research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 57. Question : Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? Student Answer: making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 58. Question : An academic argument contains all of the following components, EXCEPT Student Answer: personal opinions without additional evidence one or more authorial claims carefully selected conceptual framework relevant and tested evidence Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 59. Question : Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 60. Question : How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 3.2 Section Title “The “B” in BEAM: Background Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 61. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Carbohydrates are not healthy for most people. Despite years dependence on calorie reduction to lose weight, medical intervention and personalized diet plans are more effective than a generic diet of strict caloric restrictions. I tried Weight Watchers in the 1990s but gained all of the weight back. Now I am on the South Beach Diet and I’ve already lost 15 pounds! Men have an easier time losing weight than women. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 62. Question : Researchers who locate a community of scholars engaged in a conversation should do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Link scholars to clear positions. Selectively pick data to support their own views. Identify foundational theories and positions. Start to see structure of a conversation. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Working With Sources—How to Review the Literature.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 63. Question : Some general rules to follow when avoiding plagiarism include: Student Answer: When in doubt, cite your sources Avoid procrastination so you are not tempted to plagiarize at the last minute. Take notes as you read and make a note of the sources. b & c all of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 64. Question : Which fallacy typically involves circular reasoning? Student Answer: an appeal to inadequate authority. begging the question. hasty generalization. all of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 65. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 66. Question : An in-text citation for a compilation or edited book would look like: Student Answer: (Easton 2008) [Easton 2008] (Easton, 2008) [Easton, 2008) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Citation & Documentation: Common APA Citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 67. Question : Identify the correct reference-page citation format for an online journal article: Student Answer: Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32. Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32.Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 68. Question : When you use your values and personal experiences as evidence, you need to do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Establish the limited nature of your views and experiences. Test your views and experiences by including other evidence. Describe your values and experiences so that you win the debate. Consider the values and experiences of others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide a Reasoned Argument That Does Not Follow From Emotion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 69. Question : If an idea is not your own, you must cite the source in the text of the paper and at the end of the paper as a reference. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 70. Question : “Secret organizations are watching our every move. The fact that we know nothing about them shows how powerful they actually are.” This is an example of Student Answer: a begging-the-question fallacy. an appeal-to-ignorance fallacy. misplacing the burden of proof fallacy. a slippery-slope fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 71. Question : Topic sentences are optional and should not be used in a persuasive essay. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 72. Question : Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? Student Answer: reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 73. Question : A sentence fragment may be corrected by Student Answer: attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. revising the fragment to include whatever is missing, such as a subject or verb. rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 74. Question : A writer can demonstrate the connection between evidence and claims by doing WHICH ONE of the following? Student Answer: allowing evidence to speak for itself showing a clear, logical connection letting common sense prevails staying firm to personal beliefs Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 75. Question : Which of the following is NOT a myth concerning the search for the “perfect source?” Student Answer: Your perfect source will help you understand exactly what you want to say. All confusions are cleared up by one source that excels above all others. For an easy writing process, you need to find one perfect source that makes everything fall into place. You should search for sources that are more reputable than others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 1. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The ‘A’ in BEAM: Argument Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Failure to correctly identify the difference between scholarly and popular sources can lead to all of the following consequences EXCEPT: Student Answer: It can show that your research is well rounded. It can undermine your own argument and render it less persuasive. It can challenge your credibility as a trustworthy researcher. It can cause you to misuse sources. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “News, Trade, and Popular Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : When using the BEAM style of evaluation, which of the following is UNLIKELY to occur? Student Answer: Writers will probably meet all research needs. Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources. Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories. Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “M” in BEAM: Method Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : We can expect that the work of research will NOT provide us with which of the following? Student Answer: alternative perspectives new variables to consider clear and definitive solutions tacit values Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “The Differences between Academic or Professional Research and Everyday Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 3.2 Section Title “The “B” in BEAM: Background Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Which of the following statements is considered a distinguishing characteristic of a research question? Student Answer: It is formed after consulting research by experts. It has an obvious “yes” or “no” answer. It includes large generalizations on the topic. It features strongly emotional language. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “The Differences between Academic or Professional Research and Everyday Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : The majority of your research should be conducted Student Answer: via the World Wide Web. via Ashford Library databases. via the Google search engine. via the Bing search engine. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, in Writing Resources, Research Papers: Intro to the Online Library Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : According to Aristotle, the statement with evidence to support it is necessary in all arguments. This statement is called Student Answer: a soliloquy a syllogism a paisley an apostrophe Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? Student Answer: a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Database Categories.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID Student Answer: explaining the significance of your thesis claiming other authors’ ideas as your own establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate articulating your thesis as a response to established research Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources? Student Answer: the reasonableness of the researcher’s argument proof of credentialed and professional writing financial backing from a large corporation an indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “Scholarly Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic? Student Answer: consulting encyclopedias referring to subject guides reading dictionaries searching academic databases Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Using “natural language” in a database search is MOST likely to produce WHICH of the following results? Student Answer: Difficult language will get translated to everyday speech. Researchers will find the sources they need. Researchers will find few or no helpful results. The database will display an abundance of general topics. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : The concept of “search construction” allows researchers to do all of the following, EXCEPT: Student Answer: find synonyms for key words. identify potential search terms. specify relationships between key terms. keep their searches as broad as possible. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Peer review is NOT able to provide us with which of the following? Student Answer: careful interpretations conclusive evidence alternative perspectives reasonable accuracy Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada Multiple Choice 20 14 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Researchers who locate a community of scholars engaged in a conversation should do all of the following EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Working With Sources—How to Review the Literature.” Student Answer: Link scholars to clear positions. Selectively pick data to support their own views. Identify foundational theories and positions. Start to see structure of a conversation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : When analyzing and interpreting a source, researchers should avoid WHICH of the following? @ The answer can be found Section 4.2 Section Title “Analyzing and Interpreting.” Student Answer: understanding the sequence of ideas understanding patterns in ideas understanding relationships between evidence understanding concepts in the abstract Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which of the following types of sources is LEAST likely to meet your research needs? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Student Answer: a source whose primary function is to establish fact a source that considers alternative explanations a source that takes a different position than the one you hold a source that treats readers as fellow researchers Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a common writerly move? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: lecturing readers on common knowledge making an argument criticizing another writer’s method borrowing expert authority Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Getting started with your research is BEST done by using which ONE of the following methods? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: viewing only peer-reviewed, scholarly data starting with a broad Google search considering all Internet writers interviewing peers and faculty for their opinions Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : What definition BEST describes the relationship between sibling topics and central topics? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : When taking notes to avoid plagiarism, which of the following is NOT suggested? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Best Note-Taking Practices to Avoid Plagiarism.” Student Answer: Enclose all words from a source in quotation marks. Integrate your ideas with your source material without citing. Record all data about the source for your references page. Attribute all words and ideas to their correct author with in-text citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : When reading complex or dull materials, which of the following is the LEAST helpful approach? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Approaching the Text With the Right Mindset in the Right Environment.” Student Answer: Give yourself a small window of time to understand and then move on to a more interesting piece. Concentrate on understanding the difficult parts of the writing before moving on to others. Try to connect reading with personal experiences. Consider how the reading changes your opinions about your topic. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : 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? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: The link helps researchers avoid repeating the same topics as others. The link shows that other researchers have considered an article significant. The link shows the popularity of an academic author. The link proves the accuracy of the cited information. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : When making basic marks and marginal comments, which strategy is LEAST helpful? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: underlining essential and supporting questions drawing a block around complex passages drawing lines to make connections highlighting large sections of text Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : When writing a thesis paragraph, you should AVOID @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Student Answer: explaining the significance of your thesis claiming other authors’ ideas as your own establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate articulating your thesis as a response to established research Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : The concept of “affordances” offers all but one of the following to writers in the research process: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers. Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher. Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic. Affordances are relative to particular situations only. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following is the LEAST useful type of source? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Evaluating and Choosing Sources.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Critical Reading and Note-Taking Strategies.” Student Answer: reading to comprehend reading to critique reading to absorb reading to understand Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Which of the following LEAST describes the evaluation of potential research topics? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: assessing your own interest in a topic holding firm to your own beliefs evaluating your own biases determining existing issues in a field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : The reference-page citation format for a book includes the following information in the following order: Student Answer: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Publication Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher Author’s Last Name, Initials. Title of book. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, First Name. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, Initials. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : An original work (as opposed to an interpretation of the work) is known as Student Answer: a primary source a secondary source a tertiary source none of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which of the following are the BEST types of quotes to choose? Student Answer: quotes that include long passages of dense information and data quotes that give you an opportunity to intervene in a debate quotes that confirm your thesis quotes which are self-evident Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Choose Your Passage Well.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : A sentence fragment may be corrected by Student Answer: attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. revising the fragment to include whatever is missing, such as a subject or verb. rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following statement is a myth about writing? Student Answer: Fear of looking foolish prevents writers from excelling. Time and effort are the most important criteria to better writing. Writing what you believe readers will want to hear will help you overcome fear. Modeling your own writing on someone else’s will help you overcome fear. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : A topic sentence must be followed by supporting evidence. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 7 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Outline Form. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : “Secret organizations are watching our every move. The fact that we know nothing about them shows how powerful they actually are.” This is an example of Student Answer: a begging-the-question fallacy. an appeal-to-ignorance fallacy. misplacing the burden of proof fallacy. a slippery-slope fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following local purposes is NOT useful in the body of the essay? Student Answer: providing exhibits to elaborate the problem filling gaps in conversation supporting the argument about the causes of a problem supporting traditional views without question Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Body of the Paper.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Acts of plagiarism include, but are not limited to: Student Answer: Copying text from printed materials, which include books, magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers, etc. The modification of text with the intent of changing verbiage, changing words, or interspacing the student’s work into the plagiarized work; Paraphrasing or summarizing another’s work and giving correct citations and listing the sources in a list of works cited. “Copy and paste” plagiarism, which involves copying and pasting materials from Internet sources and presenting them as one’s original work. a & b a, b, & d Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : Which of the following means to acknowledge, quote, or commend? Student Answer: Site Cite. Sight None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Misrepresenting an opponent’s position then arguing against the misrepresented position is the basic working definition of Student Answer: the straw-man fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the relativist fallacy. the subjectivist fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : A bad thesis produces all of the following effects on readers EXCEPT Student Answer: It prevents writers from thinking carefully about evidence. It allows writers to rush to judgment. It directs writers to repeatedly make the same point. It prompts writers to think carefully about problematic views. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : “Everyone from that department is untrustworthy.” This is an example of Student Answer: the post-hoc fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the group-think fallacy. the hasty-generalization fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : In Toulmin argument, evidence is: Student Answer: the information provided in an article’s abstract. the information you have gathered about your subject. a collection of topic sentences. the answer to a thesis question. Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Obtaining favor with another or manipulating another by complimenting a person is known as@ Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Student Answer: the argument-from-envy fallacy. the argumentum ag baculum fallacy. the appeal-to-pride (or ego) fallacy. the appeal-to-popularity fallacy. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which of the following is NOT advised to overcome “writer’s block??” Student Answer: Commit to a schedule of work. Measure your success by word count. Gauge success in terms of time spent. Use multiple writing techniques. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Setting up quoted passages includes all of the following tactics EXCEPT Student Answer: establishing the author’s purpose conveying the passage accurately Allowing the passage to speak for itself following up with analysis and interpretation Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Convey the Passage Accurately and Fairly.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : The introduction of your essay should include all of the following elements EXCEPT Student Answer: your problem. your evidence. your framework. your thesis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Critical Introductory Tasks.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : You must only give credit to a source when you use a direct quotation. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : To establish yourself as a fair-minded thinker, WHICH of the following DOES NOT apply? Student Answer: Avoid discussing perspectives different from yours. Cite conflicting views. Represent a range of ideas. Include sources with claims that oppose your own. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Show That You Have Taken an Open-Minded Approach to a Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : Your global purpose should accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: Summarize what your essay is about. Make a statement about your essay’s impact. Explain what your essay will do. Clarify the issues. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : A proper English sentence must contain at least Student Answer: one subordinate clause. a predicate. a subject and a verb. one noun phrase. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Style. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : Representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise, including draft assignments that are submitted and graded as a part of the curriculum, is plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : Meticulously planning out one’s writing ahead of time most often results in WHICH of the following? Student Answer: It helps you determine how to get started writing. You avoid wasting time miscommunicating ideas. It helps you achieve clarity and efficiency. It stifles open-mindedness and flexibility. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 2.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : An interpretive framework for an essay should include all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: emotionally driven beliefs. opinions of experts. historical precedent. cause-and-effect relationships. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: True/False 12 12 Multiple Choice 63 55 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? Student Answer: a belief that all information is common knowledge the pressure to succeed a failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism a belief that all information belongs to the public Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : An in-text citation for a compilation or edited book would look like: Student Answer: (Easton 2008) [Easton 2008] (Easton, 2008) [Easton, 2008) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Citation & Documentation: Common APA Citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : When reading complex or dull materials, which of the following is the LEAST helpful approach? Student Answer: Give yourself a small window of time to understand and then move on to a more interesting piece. Concentrate on understanding the difficult parts of the writing before moving on to others. Try to connect reading with personal experiences. Consider how the reading changes your opinions about your topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Approaching the Text With the Right Mindset in the Right Environment.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : A general rule of thumb for using lists in a paper is to limit the number of items to ten or fewer. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Style. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : The majority of your research should be conducted Student Answer: via the World Wide Web. via Ashford Library databases. via the Google search engine. via the Bing search engine. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, in Writing Resources, Research Papers: Intro to the Online Library Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : “Rules against cheating are stupid because people cheat all the time and rarely get caught.” This is an example of Student Answer: the perfectionist fallacy. the slippery-slope fallacy. the argument-from-envy fallacy. the guilt-trip fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : Which of the following is UNLIKELY to help the reader find BASIC information on a topic? Student Answer: consulting encyclopedias referring to subject guides reading dictionaries searching academic databases Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Politicians are often accused of attacking the person instead of addressing the argument itself. This is an example of Student Answer: straw-man fallacy. the ad hominem fallacy. the argument-from-common-practice fallacy. none of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Topic sentences are optional and should not be used in a persuasive essay. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? Student Answer: 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 Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the primary goal of a research project? Student Answer: to prove your idea is the best to bring a conversation to a close to win a debate on an issue to push a conversation forward Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as a Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Caffeine affects people in different ways. In this sentence, the word affects is used Student Answer: incorrectly – affects is usually a noun. incorrectly – affects is usually a verb. correctly – affects is usually a noun. correctly – affects is usually a verb. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : The thesis statement is the claim in Toulmin argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which ONE of the following research purposes offers the best contribution to the field? Student Answer: to avoid conflict to summarize the achievements of others to complicate the issues to offer something new and interesting Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Which of the following statements is an example of the post hoc fallacy? Student Answer: I always wear my lucky hat when the Atlanta Braves play; thanks to me, they won the World Series! The San Diego Padres never win because their payroll is so small. I’m glad A-Rod was suspended. The Yankees will win now that a cheater is off the roster. The Red Sox are the most storied franchise in American history. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Ideas and information that are unpublished—such as a student paper or presentation—don’t need to be cited. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Which of the following does NOT describe the credibility of scholarly sources? Student Answer: the reasonableness of the researcher’s argument proof of credentialed and professional writing financial backing from a large corporation an indication of evidence and engagement with other researchers Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “Scholarly Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : When writing your global purpose, which of the following is NOT considered a helpful practice? Student Answer: being explicit about your research purpose being specific in your claims being clear on the issues you’ll cover being careful not to take a position Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : Which of the following are the BEST types of quotes to choose? Student Answer: quotes that include long passages of dense information and data quotes that give you an opportunity to intervene in a debate quotes that confirm your thesis quotes which are self-evident Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Choose Your Passage Well.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : The reference-page citation format for a book includes the following information in the following order: Student Answer: Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Publication Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher Author’s Last Name, Initials. Title of book. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, First Name. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Title of book. Author’s Last Name, Initials. Location: Publisher (Publication Year) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the use of subjectivity and opinions in a research project? Student Answer: Emotions are irrelevant to research and must be eliminated. Opinions should be used to beliefs upon the audience. Emotions and subjectivity do not influence logic. Opinions should be questioned and perhaps changed during research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : Which of the following is an UNLIKELY outcome when a writer fails to revise a first draft? Student Answer: The writer will miss new ideas and analyses. The content will be thorough and free of errors. The writer will oversimplify issues. The paper will lack depth and complexity. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 26. Question : What is the BEST reason to compose “healthy paragraphs” based on an article? Student Answer: to reinforce your assumptions to record only the claims you support to document essential ideas you want to expand upon to capture data or statistics Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 27. Question : One of the consequences for academic dishonesty at Ashford is Student Answer: dismissal from the university. a failing course grade. a failing assignment grade. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review the Academic Dishonesty Policy, located in Student Responsibilities, under Course Home. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 28. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 29. Question : What definition BEST describes the relationship between sibling topics and central topics? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 30. Question : Synthesizing research is important work for all of the following reasons EXCEPT: Student Answer: diversity of opinion. comprehensive scope. freedom from complications. open-ended interpretations. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 31. Question : The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? Student Answer: Gather information on a body of work in a field. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Confuse the issues for the sake of debate. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as Conversation.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 32. Question : Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? Student Answer: Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 33. Question : Which of the following LEAST describes the evaluation of potential research topics? Student Answer: assessing your own interest in a topic holding firm to your own beliefs evaluating your own biases determining existing issues in a field Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 34. Question : Which of the following is the LEAST EFFECTIVE way to describe your topic and its scope? Student Answer: Establish the central questions that drive scholarly discussions. Be selective about the number of questions you ask. Make sure that questions are closely related to one another. Convey every question you seek to answer in the paper. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 7.2 Section Title “Establish the Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 35. Question : If a student simply forgets to cite a source, it isn’t plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 36. Question : Which one of the following strategies will NOT help you work through confusion? Student Answer: Allow yourself limitless time to research thoroughly before writing. Consult a specialized dictionary. Get the help of someone with more knowledge than you. Ask for professional assistance from an instructor. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 37. Question : When using the BEAM style of evaluation, which of the following is UNLIKELY to occur? Student Answer: Writers will probably meet all research needs. Writers will need multiple examples of all four kinds of sources. Any single source will probably feature more than one of the BEAM categories. Writers will only need one source to serve all four functions. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “M” in BEAM: Method Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 38. Question : How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The ‘A’ in BEAM: Argument Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 39. Question : Which of the following makes researchers passive rather than active in the research process? Student Answer: repeating what other researchers have published building on the work of others showing relationship to previous work challenging well-established conclusions Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 40. Question : Quotation marks indicate Student Answer: indirect quotes. paraphrased quotes. direct quotes. famous quotes. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Citation & Documentation: Guidelines for Quoting Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 41. Question : In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential? Student Answer: inquisitiveness expertise persistence research skills Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 2.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 42. Question : The topic sentence should be the first sentence in a paragraph. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 43. Question : Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? Student Answer: Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around. Avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written. Go back to an earlier phase and revise periodically. Work ahead and complete upcoming stages early. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.1 Section Title “A Note on Project Planning.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 44. Question : Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT Student Answer: They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 45. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Carbohydrates are not healthy for most people. Despite years dependence on calorie reduction to lose weight, medical intervention and personalized diet plans are more effective than a generic diet of strict caloric restrictions. I tried Weight Watchers in the 1990s but gained all of the weight back. Now I am on the South Beach Diet and I’ve already lost 15 pounds! Men have an easier time losing weight than women. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 46. Question : Each paragraph should support multiple topics. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 7 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Outline Form. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 47. Question : According to Aristotle, the statement with evidence to support it is necessary in all arguments. This statement is called Student Answer: a soliloquy a syllogism a paisley an apostrophe Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 48. Question : Identify the sentence with the subject-verb agreement error. Student Answer: The family cat snuggles with the children. The pack of dogs love to go hunting. There are a number of teams in the competition. Nobody likes that guy! Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 49. Question : The introduction of your essay should include all of the following elements EXCEPT Student Answer: your problem. your evidence. your framework. your thesis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Critical Introductory Tasks.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 50. Question : Which of the following characteristics is NOT an expected outcome of a research project? Student Answer: Frustrations and challenges occur in the writing process. New perspectives will occur. You will forge a solitary path to the answer. Your voice will inform a community of scholars. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.4 Section Title “If the Idea of Research Sounds Scary to You, Read on.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 51. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 52. Question : Some general rules to follow when avoiding plagiarism include: Student Answer: When in doubt, cite your sources Avoid procrastination so you are not tempted to plagiarize at the last minute. Take notes as you read and make a note of the sources. b & c all of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 53. Question : Paraphrasing—or putting ideas into one’s own words—is one way to avoid having to cite a source and, therefore, to avoid plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Academic Dishonesty Policy, located in Student Responsibilities, under Course Home. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 54. Question : When making basic marks and marginal comments, which strategy is LEAST helpful? Student Answer: underlining essential and supporting questions drawing a block around complex passages drawing lines to make connections highlighting large sections of text Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 55. Question : Toulmin suggested that values, beliefs, and principles about certain ideas are the basis of all arguments. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 56. Question : When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: definitive answers to your topic question examples and cases for evidence an interpretative framework multiple partners-in-inquiry Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Formulating a Thesis.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 57. Question : A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 58. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 59. Question : The drafting stage of the writing process all of the following strategies, EXCEPT Student Answer: discovery of what your research means. determining how to frame an argument. focusing only on proving your thesis. being open-minded about potential changes. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.1 Section Title “Learning Objectives.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 60. Question : What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? Student Answer: insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers discussion within groups that all hold the same beliefs heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 61. Question : Which of the following sources is likely NOT useful beyond the information it contains? Student Answer: a source that is lengthy and treats subject with complexity a source that uses the specialized language of experts a source that serves multiple purposes a source that is short and presents answers as matters of fact Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 62. Question : Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? Student Answer: accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 63. Question : If you are found responsible for violating the Academic Dishonestly polic, and there are multiple instances of academic dishonesty violations, or a singular violation is egregious, you will be referred to the Student Affairs department for review. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 64. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Although texting while driving is known to cause distraction behind the wheel, making texting while driving illegal would not solve the problem. People have a right to talk on cell phones while driving if they want to. Teenagers are most likely to text while driving and it is dangerous. Bluetooth and hands-free technology is gaining popularity in the American auto industry. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 65. Question : Overpopulation will need to be confronted; if only there were less people on the planet. Identify the best revision for this sentence: Student Answer: Overpopulation will need to be confronted, if only there were less people on the planet. If only there were less people on the planet, overpopulation will need to be confronted. Overpopulation will need to be confronted; if there were fewer people on the planet, we would have more in the way of resources. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 66. Question : How does a verbal, everyday argument DIFFER from an academic argument? Student Answer: A verbal, everyday argument allows writers to report facts clearly. A verbal, everyday argument enables academic readers to access summaries other viewpoints. A verbal, everyday argument encourages you to win over an opponent’s. A verbal, everyday argument creates an opportunity to calmly consider another person’s perspective. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 67. Question : Academic reading entails all of the following traits, EXCEPT Student Answer: solving complex problems taking a defensible stance on a hot topic looking for errors of logic probing for problematic assumptions Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide Ideas and Information That Are Useful to Your Readers.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 68. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a common writerly move? lecturing readers on common knowledge making an argument criticizing another writer’s method borrowing expert authority Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT: credible arguments accurate information not subject to debate criticism of other researchers’ work important methods used to interpret evidence When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Claims rely on all of the following kinds of evidence EXCEPT expert testimony. historical narrative. facts/statistics. guesswork. Changing a word or two in a source relieves you of the responsibility to credit the source. True False The project description serves all of the following functions in the initial phase of a research project, EXCEPT the puzzling phenomenon you want to explain. a description of your approach to the research. the conclusions you have reached. a summary of different research articles on the topic. Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Question 1. In Toulmin argument, evidence is: the information provided in an article’s abstract. the information you have gathered about your subject. a collection of topic sentences. the answer to a thesis question. Question 2. Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Question 3. How are argument sources MOST relevant to researchers? : They offer a persuasive perspective on one side of a controversial issue. They provide conclusive evidence that ends a debate. They encourage the reader to remain neutral on a topic. They make the reader highly emotional about the issue. Question 4. As you finalize the essential and supporting questions of the research stage, you need to reconsider coherency to determine WHICH of the following scenarios: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT considered a viable criterion for evaluating sources? Student Answer: credibility relevance easiness to find and read timeliness Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “You Already Do Research” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Course textbooks are useful resources for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT Student Answer: They provide a short overview of the topic. They help researchers understand the specialized language of a field. They feature the most recent academic debates on the topic. They give readers a general sense of the important topics in the field. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Starting Research in a New Field.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : A Rogerian Argument ends with a clear winner and loser. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : An effective paragraph generally features Student Answer: a topic sentence examples or explanations All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Writing Tools, Overview. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Which of the following does NOT apply to student researchers? Student Answer: You must demonstrate knowledge of a subject. You must include credible, scholarly research. You must actively respond to the experts in your writing. You must seek to correct other studies. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : If you are found responsible for violating the Academic Dishonestly polic, and there are multiple instances of academic dishonesty violations, or a singular violation is egregious, you will be referred to the Student Affairs department for review. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Which of the following statements BEST describes plagiarism? Student Answer: Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of common knowledge without a citation. Plagiarism is the unique formulation of your own ideas. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : If a student simply forgets to cite a source, it isn’t plagiarism. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : 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: Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : “Everyone from that department is untrustworthy.” This is an example of Student Answer: the post-hoc fallacy. the red-herring fallacy. the group-think fallacy. the hasty-generalization fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : The thesis statement is the claim in Toulmin argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : A bad thesis will often contain all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: It makes no claims. It restates conventional wisdom. It presents a claim readers might disagree with. It offers personal opinions as the basis. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Develop a Thesis.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? Student Answer: Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Which of the following is a compound sentence. Student Answer: John bought some new shoes and wore them to a party. We can go see a movie, or we can get something to eat. When you get there, please remember to call me. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Style. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Ideas and information that are unpublished—such as a student paper or presentation—don’t need to be cited. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : How does a verbal, everyday argument DIFFER from an academic argument? Student Answer: A verbal, everyday argument allows writers to report facts clearly. A verbal, everyday argument enables academic readers to access summaries other viewpoints. A verbal, everyday argument encourages you to win over an opponent’s. A verbal, everyday argument creates an opportunity to calmly consider another person’s perspective. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : If you are confused about an issue, which of the following strategies is MOST effective? Student Answer: Try writing about your confusion. Copy/paste the views of another author. Go looking for more sources. Pick another research topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 22. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 23. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 24. Question : When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: Student Answer: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 25. Question : ALL of the following steps help writers develop research topics into appropriate lines of inquiry, EXCEPT: Student Answer: Identify the parent, sibling, and child topics. Construct a central, one-dimensional topic. Develop a set of essential and supporting questions. Define the scope of your project. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Develop a Research Topic Into a Line of Inquiry.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 26. Question : The use of precise synonyms is MOST helpful for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: It helps find sources that more directly address the topic question. It uses everyday language. It teaches the researcher new vocabulary terms. It helps researchers get hundreds or thousands of exact results. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 27. Question : Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? Student Answer: approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 28. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Although texting while driving is known to cause distraction behind the wheel, making texting while driving illegal would not solve the problem. People have a right to talk on cell phones while driving if they want to. Teenagers are most likely to text while driving and it is dangerous. Bluetooth and hands-free technology is gaining popularity in the American auto industry. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 29. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 30. Question : The primary purpose of a literature review is to do which of the following? Student Answer: Gather information on a body of work in a field. Offer the final word on a controversial topic. Personally contribute to an ongoing field of inquiry. Confuse the issues for the sake of debate. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as Conversation.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 31. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? Student Answer: 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 Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 32. Question : All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: Student Answer: listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 33. Question : Toulmin suggested that values, beliefs, and principles about certain ideas are the basis of all arguments. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 34. Question : Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: Student Answer: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “The Cumulative, Ongoing, and Critical Nature of Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 35. Question : To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? Student Answer: open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 36. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 37. Question : How are exhibit sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They encourage readers to interpret evidence and think critically. They establish the undisputed facts of the topic. They make a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They display various works of art from different historical eras. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “The “E” in BEAM: Exhibit Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 38. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 39. Question : All Ashford University courses utilize Student Answer: the MLA style. the Chicago style. the APA style. the CSA style. Instructor Explanation: Review “Documenting Sources,” in Chapter 6, of Writing College Research Papers. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 40. Question : Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 41. Question : Which of the following characteristics is NOT an expected outcome of a research project? Student Answer: Frustrations and challenges occur in the writing process. New perspectives will occur. You will forge a solitary path to the answer. Your voice will inform a community of scholars. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.4 Section Title “If the Idea of Research Sounds Scary to You, Read on.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 42. Question : Rogerian Argument is arranged in the following order: Student Answer: Introduction, Argument, Rebuttal, Counterargument, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Position & Evidence, Opposing Viewpoint, Rebuttal, Conclusion Thesis Statement, Topic Sentences, Conclusion Introduction & Thesis Statement, Opposing Viewpoint, Position & Evidence, Common Ground, Solution & Conclusion Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 43. Question : A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.4 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Conclusion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 44. Question : The final section of a research paper (usually the last page) is titled Student Answer: Bibliography References Works Cited Works Referenced Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, APA Checklist. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 45. Question : Writers who treat readers as fellow researchers do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.1 Section Title “Choosing Sources That Meet Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 46. Question : An interpretive framework for an essay should include all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: emotionally driven beliefs. opinions of experts. historical precedent. cause-and-effect relationships. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 47. Question : What is the best way to describe the concept of a “community of thinkers”? Student Answer: insistence of the truth of one’s own beliefs on a subject exchange and contribution of ideas among critical thinkers discussion within groups that all hold the same beliefs heated debates where one side clearly wins the argument Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 48. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 49. Question : Researchers prefer a narrow focus and selective research methods for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: They allow researchers to specialize in field or subject matter. They allow researchers access to a multitude of ways to address a problem. They allow researchers to write a broad research question. They provide researchers with the definitive answer to a problem. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “Trustworthy Research Is Selective, Tends to Be Peer Reviewed, and Must Be Synthesized to Be Useful.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 50. Question : Researchers can BEST develop and refine their research question in which ONE of the following ways? Student Answer: Keep the original wording the same. Use the successful search terms in gathered sources to rewrite the question. Make the research question as detailed as possible, including all possibilities. Rewrite the research question to cover a larger issue. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Constructing Effective Search Queries.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 51. Question : The project description serves all of the following functions in the initial phase of a research project, EXCEPT Student Answer: the puzzling phenomenon you want to explain. a description of your approach to the research. the conclusions you have reached. a summary of different research articles on the topic. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.4 Section Title “Write a Project Description.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 52. Question : Once a writer has completed the first stages of the research project, which of the following is MOST recommended? Student Answer: Writers should follow a strict schedule and not skip around. Avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written. Go back to an earlier phase and revise periodically. Work ahead and complete upcoming stages early. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.1 Section Title “A Note on Project Planning.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 53. Question : Free-writing is a useful writing technique for WHICH of the following reasons? Student Answer: It generates the most precise language. It encourages you to cite your sources. It generates sentences that will appear in your final draft. It helps you get your preliminary thoughts down on paper. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.1 Section Title “Free-Writing Exercises.” all Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 54. Question : A researcher can tell that questions are coherent by all of the following results, EXCEPT Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 55. Question : By carefully considering the numerous perspectives on a topic, which of the following is MOST likely to occur? Student Answer: 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. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 56. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the use of subjectivity and opinions in a research project? Student Answer: Emotions are irrelevant to research and must be eliminated. Opinions should be used to beliefs upon the audience. Emotions and subjectivity do not influence logic. Opinions should be questioned and perhaps changed during research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 6.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 57. Question : Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? Student Answer: making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 58. Question : An academic argument contains all of the following components, EXCEPT Student Answer: personal opinions without additional evidence one or more authorial claims carefully selected conceptual framework relevant and tested evidence Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 59. Question : Classic argument is based upon ancient Greek rhetoric and argument. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Classic and Rogerian Arguments Handout Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 60. Question : How are background sources MOST relevant to researchers? Student Answer: They explain an interesting theory related to the topic. They provide a convincing argument on one side of the debate. They explain the best ways to conduct research projects. They feature established facts that help ground the researcher’s work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 3.2 Section Title “The “B” in BEAM: Background Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 61. Question : Which thesis sentence best addresses a counter-argument? Student Answer: Carbohydrates are not healthy for most people. Despite years dependence on calorie reduction to lose weight, medical intervention and personalized diet plans are more effective than a generic diet of strict caloric restrictions. I tried Weight Watchers in the 1990s but gained all of the weight back. Now I am on the South Beach Diet and I’ve already lost 15 pounds! Men have an easier time losing weight than women. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Types of College Writing: Persuasive Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 62. Question : Researchers who locate a community of scholars engaged in a conversation should do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Link scholars to clear positions. Selectively pick data to support their own views. Identify foundational theories and positions. Start to see structure of a conversation. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Working With Sources—How to Review the Literature.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 63. Question : Some general rules to follow when avoiding plagiarism include: Student Answer: When in doubt, cite your sources Avoid procrastination so you are not tempted to plagiarize at the last minute. Take notes as you read and make a note of the sources. b & c all of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Avoiding Plagiarism. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 64. Question : Which fallacy typically involves circular reasoning? Student Answer: an appeal to inadequate authority. begging the question. hasty generalization. all of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 65. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: Parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. Even though television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch. While television can be educational, parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it inhibits social interaction, shortens children’s attention spans, and isn’t always intellectually stimulating. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 66. Question : An in-text citation for a compilation or edited book would look like: Student Answer: (Easton 2008) [Easton 2008] (Easton, 2008) [Easton, 2008) Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Citation & Documentation: Common APA Citations. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 67. Question : Identify the correct reference-page citation format for an online journal article: Student Answer: Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32. Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Santovec, M. (2008). Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32: http://www.wihe.com/ Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32.Retrieved from http://www.wihe.com/ Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Citation and Documentation, Comprehensive APA Reference & Citation Models. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 68. Question : When you use your values and personal experiences as evidence, you need to do all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: Establish the limited nature of your views and experiences. Test your views and experiences by including other evidence. Describe your values and experiences so that you win the debate. Consider the values and experiences of others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.2 Section Title “Provide a Reasoned Argument That Does Not Follow From Emotion.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 69. Question : If an idea is not your own, you must cite the source in the text of the paper and at the end of the paper as a reference. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 70. Question : “Secret organizations are watching our every move. The fact that we know nothing about them shows how powerful they actually are.” This is an example of Student Answer: a begging-the-question fallacy. an appeal-to-ignorance fallacy. misplacing the burden of proof fallacy. a slippery-slope fallacy. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 71. Question : Topic sentences are optional and should not be used in a persuasive essay. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 72. Question : Synthesizing helps writers with WHICH of the following skills? Student Answer: reading to understand a fact memorizing important data selecting the correct option seeing connections between sources Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 73. Question : A sentence fragment may be corrected by Student Answer: attaching the fragment to a nearby complete sentence. revising the fragment to include whatever is missing, such as a subject or verb. rewriting the fragment so that it expresses a complete thought. All of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 74. Question : A writer can demonstrate the connection between evidence and claims by doing WHICH ONE of the following? Student Answer: allowing evidence to speak for itself showing a clear, logical connection letting common sense prevails staying firm to personal beliefs Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6. 2 Section Title “Provide an Argument About Your Topic.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 75. Question : Which of the following is NOT a myth concerning the search for the “perfect source?” Student Answer: Your perfect source will help you understand exactly what you want to say. All confusions are cleared up by one source that excels above all others. For an easy writing process, you need to find one perfect source that makes everything fall into place. You should search for sources that are more reputable than others. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Multiple Choice 18 14 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Which ONE of the following research purposes offers the best contribution to the field? Student Answer: to avoid conflict to summarize the achievements of others to complicate the issues to offer something new and interesting Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following considerations is NOT an important question to ask when choosing a database? Student Answer: Does the database provide full-text or abstracts? Are the articles in the database difficult to understand? Does the database offer electronic delivery? How current are the publications? Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Further Considerations When Choosing a Database.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Scholarly work guarantees all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT: Student Answer: credible arguments accurate information not subject to debate criticism of other researchers’ work important methods used to interpret evidence Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.1 Section Title “Using Scholarly and Popular Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Research skills are primarily valued for which of the following reasons? Student Answer: their role in aiding memorization their aid in problem solving their necessity in entry-level job positions their assistance in helping students finish exams Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.1 Section Title “What Is Research?” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is the BEST way to begin the research process? Student Answer: Look for information that only supports your views. Look for information that is easiest to access. Look for a compelling conversation among scholars. Look for a complex problem to seek a solution to. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : In order to develop knowledge of a subject, which of the following is NOT considered essential? Student Answer: inquisitiveness expertise persistence research skills Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 2.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : Which of the following is the BEST definition of small-scale research project? Student Answer: an insightful explanation of the current knowledge on a topic a summary that does not contribute to the larger discussion a project that tries to answer complex research questions an expression of one’s personal beliefs on a subject Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 4.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : When completing your thesis statement, you should have all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: definitive answers to your topic question examples and cases for evidence an interpretative framework multiple partners-in-inquiry Quick and Dirty Test Bank Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Formulating a Thesis.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: People should always keep their dogs restrained because it is the law. Although dogs require exercise for optimal health, owners should always keep their dogs restrained to protect the animal from accidental injury and the public from attack. Dogs are animals and not fashion accessories so they should be allowed to run free. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A keyword search in the library’s databases functions exactly like a regular Google web search. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Researchers understand that their research may provide the following element for future generations: Student Answer: completeness to a problem. precise definition of an issue. decrease of further study. extension, revision, or refutation of their work. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.2 Section Title “The Cumulative, Ongoing, and Critical Nature of Research.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : To meet research deadlines, which of the following criteria is MOST useful? Student Answer: open-ended research questions complete devotion to studies a narrow focus a broad view of a topic Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Myth 1.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Choose the best topic sentence. Student Answer: Determination is a key trait in a strong leader and can be learned and developed in many ways. Good leaders are determined to lead. Barak Obama is a strong leader because he is an orator and has a casual approach. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Overview. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Using the acronym “BEAM” helps researchers in which of the following ways? Student Answer: It teaches students how to find sources in the library and how to use them in research. It helps students remember the different types of sources by using an everyday term. It makes the different types of writing abstract and complex. It helps students learn new vocabulary words. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.2 Section Title “BEAM: A Commonsense Way of Thinking About Sources.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which search option is NOT part of the academic databases? Student Answer: subject search keyword search dictionary search author/title search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Searching Databases.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Google searches never result in appropriate results for a research-based paper. Student Answer: True False Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : When starting your search for peer reviewed scholarly sources, which of the following types of databases is your BEST choice? Student Answer: a subject-specific database a field-specific database a general-purpose database a basic Google search Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3. 3 Section Title “Database Categories.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : To assess research needs, a researcher should begin with WHICH ONE of the following elements? Student Answer: Develop an initial set of research questions. Review theories relevant to the research question. Find background, exhibit, argument, and method (BEAM) sources. Write a draft of the thesis statement. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 3.3 Section Title “Assessing Your Research Needs.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : Choose the best thesis statement. Student Answer: The federal government has had a courteous and supportive relationship with Planned Parenthood and other women’s health facilities for decades; however, funding from federal coffers should not be spent on procedures that are deemed unethical and murderous in the eyes of taxpayers. In this paper, I will explain my views on abortion. This paper will show that women’s health issues are important in America today and why Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding. Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 4 or Thesis Statement Guide in the Ashford Writing Center. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Valuable research writing is expected to do all of the following EXCEPT: Student Answer: Provide additional support for other researchers’ views. Show errors in previous research. Repeat well-established information without further discussion. Resolve mysteries from previous research. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 1.3 Section Title “Research as an Evidence-Based Conversation among People.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : The concept of “affordances” offers all but one of the following to writers in the research process: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Affordances provide qualities that enable researchers. Affordances create a productive environment for a researcher. Affordances create false starts and can direct researchers away from the central topic. Affordances are relative to particular situations only. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is NOT a requirement of APA formatting? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Student Answer: an in-text citation with abbreviated publication information an in-text citation with the Internet web address a references page of all sources in alphabetical order parenthetical references with author, publication year, and page number Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : Which ONE of the following is considered an advanced reading goal? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Critical Reading and Note-Taking Strategies.” Student Answer: reading to comprehend reading to critique reading to absorb reading to understand Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : Which of the following approaches is MOST helpful during the research process? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: approaching research with an open mind only seeking facts that support one’s personal beliefs rejecting unconventional ideas and research supporting research based on illogical arguments Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Which of the following is NOT an example of signaling that an idea originates from another source? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Ways to Signal When You Are Borrowing Words and Ideas.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : What can a coherent question provide for you? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Supporting Questions.” Student Answer: broad access to a large community of scholars agreement amongst scholars of the truth of a particular issue an area of controversy in need of clarification open-ended questions for further research Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : Abstracts are useful in helping researchers accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: preview significant findings. describe the problem. gather comprehensive data. present conclusions. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Which of the following characteristics BEST describes the benefit of creating a list of essential questions? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Formulate Essential Questions.” Student Answer: 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. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Which of the following reasons is the LEAST likely cause of plagiarism? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 3 Section Title “Plagiarism and Responsible Use of Sources.” Student Answer: a belief that all information is common knowledge the pressure to succeed a failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism a belief that all information belongs to the public Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A good synthesis includes all of the following elements EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Synthesizing.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Limiting the scope of your research project can involve all of the following, EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “How to Define Your Project’s Scope.” Student Answer: specifying a subtopic to help limit your research. exploring a problem fully and completely. defining a location where you will focus your attention. viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : A parent topic is a good starting point for ALL BUT ONE of the following reasons: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.3 Section Title “Parents, Siblings, and Children: A Familial Approach to Topic Development.” Student Answer: Parent topics provide a general framework from which to get started. Parent topics provide a context for the debate. Parent topics show how your topic relates to larger issues. Parent topics create boundaries and limitations to maintain focus. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of a thesis? @ The answer can be found in Section 4. 2 Section Title “Using Research to Answer Supporting and Essential Questions.” Student Answer: 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 Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : When starting a writing project, researchers should approach their research topic as all of the following EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “How to Evaluate Potential Topics.” Student Answer: an interesting problem to be solved. a potential line of inquiry. an area with numerous perspectives. a randomly selected aspect of the topic. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : Which of the following is NOT recommended when familiarizing yourself with a new field? @ The answer can be found Section 2.2 Section Title “Approach Your Topic With an Open Mind.” Student Answer: making an initial survey of existing research knowing the current controversies in a field only seeking out information related to your initial question figuring out what issues are at stake in the debate Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which method of research offers the MOST comprehensive list of academic articles across disciplines? @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Ground Yourself in the Field by Previewing the Topic.” Student Answer: accessing Google Scholar’s broad database using specialized databases at a library gathering basic materials at Wikipedia viewing specific academic journals in one’s field Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Marking up your texts while conducting research allows for all of the following EXCEPT @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Marking Up Your Texts.” Student Answer: focusing your attention actively acquiring and retaining information quickly skimming through material furthering a conversation Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : Pre-reading strategies should include which ONE of the following activities? @ The answer can be found in Section 4.2 Section Title “Use Pre-Reading Strategies.” Student Answer: Survey the writing for overviews and summaries first. Clear your mind of questions and expectations. Avoid making comparisons to other writings. Consider what the writer knows instead of what you believe you know. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : All of the following criteria help writers gauge their interest in a topic, EXCEPT: @ The answer can be found in Section 2.2 Section Title “Gauge Your Interest.” Student Answer: listing unanswered questions. mapping concepts and connections. deciding that sufficient research already exists. writing paragraphs about important topics. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : When analyzing and interpreting a source, researchers should avoid WHICH of the following? @ The answer can be found Section 4.2 Section Title “Analyzing and Interpreting.” Student Answer: understanding the sequence of ideas understanding patterns in ideas understanding relationships between evidence understanding concepts in the abstract Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: * Times are displayed in (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) Grading Summary These are the automatically computed results of your exam. Grades for essay questions, and comments from your instructor, are in the “Details” section below. Date Taken: 9/4/2014 Time Spent: 6 h , 00 secs Points Received: 21 / 25 (84%) Number of Attempts: 1 Question Type: # Of Questions: # Correct: True/False 6 5 Multiple Choice 19 16 Grade Details – All Questions Question 1. Question : Each paragraph should support multiple topics. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Chapter 7 or Ashford Writing Center Writing Tools: Outline Form. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 2. Question : Which of the following is an UNLIKELY outcome when a writer fails to revise a first draft? Student Answer: The writer will miss new ideas and analyses. The content will be thorough and free of errors. The writer will oversimplify issues. The paper will lack depth and complexity. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 3. Question : When writing your global purpose, which of the following is NOT considered a helpful practice? Student Answer: being explicit about your research purpose being specific in your claims being clear on the issues you’ll cover being careful not to take a position Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.2 Section Title “Define the Global Purpose.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 4. Question : A sentence fragment is Student Answer: an abbreviated sentence. an incomplete sentence. a simple sentence. a run-on sentence. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 5. Question : Politicians are often accused of attacking the person instead of addressing the argument itself. This is an example of Student Answer: straw-man fallacy. the ad hominem fallacy. the argument-from-common-practice fallacy. none of the above. Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 6. Question : Toulmin analysis includes validation that statements can be correct at all times and/or under all circumstances or situations. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Toulmin Analysis handout. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 7. Question : A good conclusion does all of the following EXCEPT Student Answer: It explains the contents of a source with quotes and citations. It articulates ideas in a complex manner that ties analysis together. It explains implications of ideas and the importance of the research. It encourages readers to pursue the topic further. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.4 Section Title “Critical ‘Moves’ to Make in the Conclusion.” Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 8. Question : Facts that are common knowledge that are generally known by many people and can easily be found or referenced need to be documented. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Academic Dishonesty Policy Section Two: Student Rights and Responsibilities of the Ashford University Catalog Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 9. Question : Revision allows for all of the following scenarios, EXCEPT Student Answer: Writers can reconsider ideas and arguments. Drafts will be incoherent and muddled. Writers feel free to change ideas. Writers can reorder previously “messy” information. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 3.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 10. Question : A comma-splice sentence is a type of run-on sentence. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 11. Question : Identify the sentence with the subject-verb agreement error. Student Answer: The family cat snuggles with the children. The pack of dogs love to go hunting. There are a number of teams in the competition. Nobody likes that guy! Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 12. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: Some love baseball, and others love football. Some love baseball and others love football. Some love baseball and, others love football. Some, love baseball and others love football. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 13. Question : Setting up quoted passages includes all of the following tactics EXCEPT Student Answer: establishing the author’s purpose conveying the passage accurately Allowing the passage to speak for itself following up with analysis and interpretation Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 7.3 Section Title “Convey the Passage Accurately and Fairly.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 14. Question : Which of the following means to acknowledge, quote, or commend? Student Answer: Site Cite. Sight None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Commonly Confused Words. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 15. Question : It is a good idea to include various types of fallacies in academic papers. Student Answer: True False Instructor Explanation: Review the Avoiding Fallacies in Argument handout. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 16. Question : Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated? Student Answer: I always have a difficult time choosing a topic. Writing is hard! I always have a difficult time choosing a topic; writing is hard! All of the above None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Punctuation. Points Received: 0 of 1 Comments: Question 17. Question : Identify the sentence with the pronoun-antecedent agreement error. Student Answer: The school board finally announced their decision Friday. He was audited because he was never on time with his taxes. The dog was running so fast that it crashed into the fence. Mary didn’t think she was in trouble, but she was in trouble. Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Writing Resources, Grammar, Fixing Common Grammar Errors. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 18. Question : An original work (as opposed to an interpretation of the work) is known as Student Answer: a primary source a secondary source a tertiary source none of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 19. Question : The rule that says every source is biased in some way is Student Answer: a historical account. the time and place rule. the bias rule. None of the above Instructor Explanation: Review Ashford Writing Center, Research Papers, How To Research Primary Sources. Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 20. Question : Which one of the following strategies will NOT help you work through confusion? Student Answer: Allow yourself limitless time to research thoroughly before writing. Consult a specialized dictionary. Get the help of someone with more knowledge than you. Ask for professional assistance from an instructor. Instructor Explanation: The answer can be found in Section 6.1 Section Title “Myth 5.” Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: Question 21. Question : The tactic of straying off topic in the middle of an argument to draw people away from the argument is known as Student Answer: the guilt-trip fallacy. the argument-from-envy fallacy. the red herring fallacy. the argument-from-pity fallacy. Question 22. Question : A good thesis should do all of the following EXCEPT, Student Answer: It must be obviously true for most readers. It must promote thinking. It must provide direction. It must contain tension. Question 23. Question : If you have any questions regarding plagiarism, you should ask the course instructor. Student Answer: True False Question 24. Question : Research projects should accomplish all of the following, EXCEPT Student Answer: Fill a gap in knowledge. Evaluate the effectiveness of a methodology. Argue based upon a personal belief. Solve problems. Question 25. Question : What resource is commonly used in Ashford courses to determine plagiarism? Student Answer: The Ashford Library RefWorks The Ashford Writing Center Turnitin

 

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