English 102: Exam 144 cards

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What is a Hypothesis?

An educated guess

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What is a thesis?

The main point of your paper

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What is brainstorming?

A form of prewriting where you freely write down facts in the early stages of research

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What is plagiarism?

Copying someone else's thought's, words, or ideas without giving them proper credit

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List two basic tools for research.

CD-ROM databases, Internet resources, Indexes, Bibliographies

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Name and define a journal/article

Humanities Abstracts: covers nearly 500 periodicals in a dozen fields.

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name and define a journal/article

Education Index: covers over 400 periodicals relating to education from preschool to adult.

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Name and define book

Book Review Index: helps students locate book reviews

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Name and define book

Book Review Digest: book reviews found in more than 100 periodicals published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.


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What is the MLA works cited entry for this selection from an Anthology: Date:2001 Pages: 2485-2501 Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. Author: Judith Butler Title of Selection: "Gender Trouble" Title of Anthology: The Norton Anthology of

Butler, Judith. "Gender Trouble." The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (Italics). Ed. Vincent B. Leitch. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2001. 2485-2501. Print.





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What is the MLA format for a Basic Book entry?

Last, First. Book Title in Italic or Underline. Place: Publisher, Date. Print.

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What is the MLA format for an Internet Source WITH an author?

Last, First. "Title." Site Title in Italics. Name of Sponsor, Date. Web. Date of Access.

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What is the MLA format for an Internet source WITHOUT an author?

"Title." Site Title in Italics. Sponsor, Date. Web. Date of Access.

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What is the MLA format for a Print Journal entry?

Last, First. "Title." Title of Journal in Italics Volume # (Year Published): Page Numbers. Print.

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What is the MLA format for a Web Journal entry?

Last, First. "Title." Title of Journal in Italics Volume #.Issue # (Year Published): Pages. Web. Date of Access.

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What does MLA stand for?

Modern Language Association

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What courses is MLA used in?

English, Literature, Philosophy, Social/Political Science, History, Education, Sociology, other Humanities courses

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Which book can help with MLA?

Little Brown Compact Handbook


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If no author appears, what do you do in MLA citation writing?

You just use the next source information available. I.e. the title of the article.

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On a works cited page, what does --- indicate?

---Indicates the use of the same author listed in previous source.

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What does [sic] mean?

[sic] is used when you are using a direct quote in your writing and there is a grammatical error within the direct quote. By inserting [sic] you are not plagiarizing, while still letting others know that you didn't make the grammatical error.








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Is the following topic suitable for a research paper? The novels of Margaret Atwood

Not as is, too broad/vague. Yes if you narrow down and find research to support a thesis. Maybe discuss themes that are constant within Atwood's novels and characters.

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Is the following topic suitable for a research paper? Political correctness

Not unless you can be unbiased. Research papers must be on a topic that you can consider objectively.

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Is the following topic suitable for a research paper? The American Dream

No. Research papers need substantial backing and everyone's view of the american dream is different and there is really not much factual basis for this.

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Is the following topic suitable for a research paper? Funeral Customs

Again, it needs narrowed down. Once you narrow down a subject to a topic through browsing and research, you can better develop a sense of what you want to write about and the direction you want to take as well as how much information is available.




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Is the following thesis statement suitable? Although Barry Bonds holds the career home run record, his pathway to the record has been controversial.

Yes, suitable. But you must backup your statement that he was controversial with supporting evidence