Jason is writing about how Civil War battles affected the outcome of the Civil War. Which of the following questions would be least likely to help him?
Which Civil War battlefield is closest to my middle school?
Which battle most turned the war in favor of the North?
After which Battle did President Abraham Lincoln sign the Emancipation Proclamation?
In which battle were the most people killed, wounded, or captured?
Which of the following is not an example of a research question you should ask when you’re beginning the research process?
How do I know what I know about this topic?
Will there be a lot of essays online on this topic that I can copy word-for-word?
What other information is there besides the information I’ve found?
How can I explore this topic?
Caroline is researching for a paper that will generally outline Benedict Arnold’s life. Which of the following sources would be most useful to her?
a blog on Arnold’s life
a diary entry written by Arnold in 1778
a biography on Arnold written in 1972
a government document reporting Arnold’s death in 1801
If you are citing an article from a webpage in a bibliography, in which of the following orders should you put the details?
title; name of site; date; medium of publication; date accessed
date accessed; medium of publication; title; name of site, date
date; date accessed; title; name of site, medium of publication
medium of publication; title; name of site; date; date accessed
Which of the following is not true of a proper citation of a book in MLA style?
The title of the book is always italicized if you’re typing it.
The author’s last name always comes before the author’s first name, and the two are separated by a comma.
The publisher always comes before the city in which the book was published, and the two are separated by a colon.
The medium in which the book was published—that is, whether it was printed or published online—is always listed last and followed by a period.