15 questions on academic integrity

Question 1 

Plagiarism occurs when you

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a)

present another person’s ideas as his or her own

b)

present another person’s ideas only intentionally as your own

c)

present another person’s ideas only unintentionally as your own

d)

present another person’s ideas, intentionally or unintentionally, as your own

Question 2 (1 point)

Which of the following is not plagiarism?

a)

Quoting from a source without citing the source

b)

Using ideas from a source without citing the source

c)

Offering information from one’s personal experience

d)

Using information from a website that most readers know about, such as CNN, without citing the source

Question 3 (1 point) 

Patchwriting is 

a)

writing in a patch, such as a potato patch

b)

using words and phrases from the source text and patching them together in new sentences. 

c)

fixing up your writing, or patching it up

d)

always against school policy

Question 4 (1 point) 

Not providing quotation marks around a direct quotation is

a)

bad writing, but not plagiarism.  One should never use quotation marks.

b)

acceptable as long as you put the source in parentheses after the sentence.

c)

plagiarism because it leads to the false assumption that the words are your own.

d)

the best way to cite a source because you are sure to get the author’s exact meaning.

Question 5 

Imagine you encounter a piece of text that is 30 words long from page 110 of an article.  You would like to use this text in your paper.  What should you do?

a)

Put the text word-for-word in your paper without using quotation marks.  Then include the source in your list of references at the end of the paper.

b)

Quote the text word-for-word in your paper. If you do this and do not use quotation marks, you can avoid including it in your list of references at the end of the paper.

c)

Quote the text word-for-word in your paper using quotation marks and the page number. If you do this, you don’t include the source in your list of references at the end of the paper.

d)

Put the text word-for-word in your paper, but make sure to put quotations around the text and cite the source. Note that it came from page 110. Then include the source in your list of references at the end of the paper.

Question 6

A research question is 

a)

the question a researcher asks that guides his or her inquiry into the topic.

b)

a collection of logically stored information that can be accessed vio the Internet.

c)

an argument that is supported by research and strong evidence.

d)

the criteria that must be met for an assignment to be successful.

Question 7 

Understanding public opinion

a)

is essential in focusing one’s topic because it cause one to know more of the audience

b)

is not an element one would need to focus one’s topic

c)

renders one’s writing more effective

d)

creates confusion in writing papers

Question 8 

When paraphrasing a passage for your paper, you should 

a)

use most of the words from a passage.

b)

keep the sentence structure of the article from which you are using the idea.

c)

use your own phrasing.

d)

use the author’s phrasing, as this practice will ensure that you maintain the author’s idea.

Question 9 

If you do not get any hits when typing in your search terms into the search tab, you

a)

probably have a bad topic.  You should choose a less academic topic.

b)

should use Google.  You can then search on Google and probably get some hits.

c)

want to use a different library.  You can then search at the other library and probably get some hits.

d)

want to divide your question into keywords.  Then you can search on the keywords.

Question 10 

A trade journal

a)

is good for exchanging with other people

b)

provides specialized news on an industry

c)

is the same as a popular journal

d)

is the best journal to turn to when you are changing your topic because you are “trading” topics

Question 11 

Coverage refers to

a)

the way a source investigates, discusses, and handles a topic

b)

sources that are well documented and grounded in scholarly or credible research, data, or both.

c)

whether the author of the source is well-versed, established, and perhaps even well-known on the topic.

d) 

the date the article was published.

Question 12 

Currency refers to

a)

the way a source investigates, discusses, and handles a topic

b)

the cost of the article and what country it is to be purchased from.

c)

whether the author of the source is well versed, established, and perhaps even well-known on the topic.

d)

the date the article was published.

Question 13 

Reliability refers to

a)

the way a source investigates, discusses, and handles a topic.

b)

sources that are well documented and grounded in scholarly or credible research, data, or both.

c)

whether the author of the source is well-versed, established, and perhaps even well-known on the topic.

d)

the date the article was published.

Question 14 

Three strategies a student should use in researching are

a)

balance of opinion; summarizing, paraphrasing, and citing; and signal phrasing.

b)

balance of voice; summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting; and citing.

c)

balance of tone; tuning of key; and summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.

d)

balance of authority; summarizing or sources, and use of citation style

Question 15 

Square brackets are used to 

a)

change a word in a quotation so that it makes more sense grammatically.

b)

modify the meaning of a quote so that it connects with your ideas.

c)

insert your own word into a quote so that you can change the meaning of the quote, ensuring that it aligns with your thoughts.

d)

demonstrate fluency in APA style so that you can abide by APA rules.

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