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Submission Information and Quiz


Students who have been told by their instructor that they can use this tutorial to earn extra credit or as a required part of their course must submit the quiz electronically. Please make sure to fill out all of the required elements and the quiz will automatically be graded and sent to your instructor.

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I. Submission Information:

A. *Your Last Name:
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B. Please provide the following:
  Course (e.g., EN):
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  *Instructor's First Name:
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C. *On what campus are you taking this course?
  If you take courses at more than one campus or are a Distance Education student, choose the campus with which you are associated.
  Germantown Rockville Takoma Park/Silver Spring Distance Education WD&CE
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II. Quiz:

1. Which of the following types of sources would you go to for research studies written by an expert and focused on a very narrow topic?
  a. Magazine
  b. Encyclopedia
  c. Government publication
  d. Scholarly journal
2. Imagine you are writing a research paper on the effect of offshore drilling on Gulf Coast states. Which of the following article titles looks like it would be more relevant to this research topic?
  a. “Virginia Roads Could Benefit from Offshore Oil.” Roads and Bridges 48.5 (2010): 15-16. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 July 2012.
  b. Davenport, Coral. “Louisiana Still Dependent on Oil.” National Journal 16 Apr. 2011: 1. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 July 2012.
3. For which of these topics would the currency of the source be more important?
  a. Preventing and treating HIV/AIDS in women
  b. Arguing against the censorship of music lyrics
4. Which of the following statements is true?
  a. Most websites do not go through an editing process before being published, but books and journal articles do.
  b. Most websites go through an editing process before being published, but books and journal articles do not.
5. Choose the correct word below to fill in the blank.
If the author of an article has presented more than one side to an argument, and represented each perspective fairly, he is being _____.
  a. relevant
  b. objective
6. Which of the following articles was probably written by and for researchers?
  a. Lubchenko, Jane and Jack Hayes. “A Better Eye on the Storm.” Scientific American 306.5 (2012): 68-73. Academic Search Complete. Web. 31 July 2012.
  b. McKibben, Bill. “Hurricane Politics.” Newsweek 158.10 (2011): 5. Academic Search Complete. Web. 31 July 2012.
  c. Sang-Ki, Lee, David B. Enfield, and Wang Chunzai. “Future Impact of Differential Interbasin Ocean Warming on Atlantic Hurricanes.” Journal of Climate 24.4 (2011): 1264-1275. Academic Search Complete. Web. 31 July 2012.
7. Choose the correct word below to fill in the blank.
A lot of broken links on a web site may indicate that the information is not ____________.
  a. current
  b. objective
8. Which search tool should you use to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles?
  a. An online search engine like Google
  b. The MC Library Catalog
  c. A library database
9. What is most likely the purpose of this book?
Chapman, Siobahn and Christopher Routledge. “Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosopy of Language.” Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
  a. To argue or persuade
  b. To educate
10. Authority means:
  a. You have the right to use the information as a source in a research paper.
  b. The author is known, and you can determine that she is qualified to write about the topic.

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