Research and Persuasion

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What is the purpose of freewriting during the research process?

to brainstorm initial ideas for a topic

All of the following are types of outlines except __________.


As you research, verify the facts you find by consulting __________.

multiple sources

High school graduates should be required to take off time before entering college.

How can this thesis statement be improved?

High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness.

Which of the following choices is essential to the research plan?

the research question

Which of the following is not a technique you should use to come up with ideas for the topic of a research project?

writing about academic subjects that are not interesting to you

All of the following word groups show parallelism except __________.

to vacuum the house, dusting the shelves, clean and scrub

Which research question would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?

Does education play a role in reducing juvenile delinquents from returning to crime?

Which research question would be most appropriate for a four- to five-page research paper?

Does the use of school uniforms decrease violence in schools?

The publisher is __________. The publishing date is __________. The author is __________.

Houghton Mifflin Company . . . 2002 . . . Gregory Stock

What does it mean to rebut something?

to oppose using evidence or an argument

which statement is a preposition?

She set sail on Tuesday

how can you tell if an argument is valid?

the premises lead logically to the conclusion

why is it important to be objective and fair when stating the opposition’s views?

it builds ethos with the audience

which type of reasoning is usually based on laws, rules, principles, generalizations, or definitions?


how do you know which counterargument to address?

I select the strongest or the most popular counterargument

how can you tell if an argument is sound?

it is valid and has true premises

arguments consist of _____, which are statements that are either true or false.


evidence that is based on personal observation is considered _____.


which change would make the evidence stronger?

supporting the anecdotal evidence with empirical evidence by examining a range of school handbooks from various public schools

what is a logical fallacy?

a mistake in thinking or reasoning

statistics that are used to draw conclusions about larger groups are called ____.


which statement is a fact?

coralline algae, sponges, and other organisms contribute to reef growth

which statement is an opinion?

people must take action now to protect coral reefs by reducing pollution and emissions of noxious gases

What are the two types of statistics?

descriptive and inferential

statistics that are used to draw conclusions about larger groups are called


what is the difference between a fact and an opinion?

facts can be verifiable as true or false, while opinions cannot

which of the following is a type of evidence?

I, II, and III

Based on the MLA style guide, what do you need to submit with a research paper?

works cited page

What are the three ways you can weave research into a paper?

quotation, paraphrase, or summary

How many ideas should be on each note card in the index-card method of note-taking?


A key difference between the annotated bibliography and the works cited page is that the annotated bibliography __________ each source.

summarizes, assess and reflects on

What should you record on a bibliographic card if you’re using the index-card organizational system?

MLA bibliographic info

If you record the exact words from a source, what kind of information have you recorded?


Cybercards are most useful for __________.

tracking Internet-based research

Which piece of data best fits in the body of the note card above?

"Cloning is an asexual form of reproduction. All the child’s genes would come from a body cell of a single individual . . . ."

When using a direct quotation, how do you signify that the words are not yours?

quotation marks

Which of the following is an example of plagiarism?

failing to cite direct or indirect quotations

What transforms a piece of information into evidence?

when it is used to support or refute something

In the MLA style, what are in-text citations called?

parenthetical citations

If a hard fact or visual representation of a fact is needed, which method of incorporating evidence would be most effective?

providing data

Which action should you never take when selecting quotations?

changing the meaning of the quotation by changing the context

how do you paraphrase a passage?

restating, in your own words, a section of text from the source

If you wanted to write a paper analyzing how John Milton uses language in the epic poem Paradise Lost, which method of incorporating evidence would be most effective?


How does the MLA style of citation work?

brief in-text citations connected to a works cited page

If you would like to emphasize a particularly authoritative source, what method of incorporating evidence should you use?


What do you need to do to avoid a floating quotation?

introduce and provide context for each quotation

Which phrase best describes a "research log"?

a day by day record of the research process

The purpose of a bibliographic card in the index-card method of note-taking is to record __________.

MLA-style source information

Which argument could be an example of a hasty generalization?

70% of students polled do not approve of the principal, so we need a new principal

Only use statistics from __________ sources.


Why must every proposition in an argument be tested using a logical sequence?

to discover if it makes logical sense

Summaries, paraphrases, and quotations are especially useful for __________.

taking notes during the research process

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