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College Conducting Research
What is the difference in format between long quotes and short quotes in essays?
  1. Long quotes are set up without quotation marks, but with the text distinguished from the rest of the essay by an indentation for every line of the quote.
  2. Long quotes are not appropriate to use in an academic paper because using more than 3 lines of someone elseā€™s work can be viewed as plagiarism.
  3. Short quotes should use quotation marks (ā€œ ā€œ), while long quotes should be italicized.
  4. None. Short and long quotes are formatted identically in essays.
College Journalism
What is a lead?
  1. The senior reporter at a newspaper
  2. The opening paragraph of a news story
  3. The newspaper with the largest audience
  4. The main character in a news story
College Journalism
What is hard news?
  1. A breaking news story about a serious event
  2. A story that is difficult to understand
  3. Any form of printed media
  4. The idea that many newspapers are facing financial problems
College Conducting Research
When must you cite your source?
  1. When using a full or partial quote
  2. When summarizing or paraphrasing
  3. When borrowing facts that are not common knowledge
  4. All of the above
College Conducting Research
College Conducting Research
How do I format the works cited pages?
  1. The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line (if any) should be hanging indented. The entire page should be double spaced.
  2. All lines of each source should be flush against the left side. The entire page should be double spaced.
  3. All lines of each source should be centered and single spaced.
  4. The first line of each source should be flush against the left side, while the second line should be indented one-half inch. There should be two spaces between each entry, the entries themselves are single spaced.
College Conducting Research
What should I do if no author is given for the work I am citing?
  1. Omit the author's name and list only the page number.
  2. Use "anonymous" in place of the author's name.
  3. Use the year of publication in place of the author's name.
  4. Use an abbreviated form of the title in place of the author's name.
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