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Writing a Research Paper (Grade 10)

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Writing a Research Paper

1. 
The basic purpose of a research paper is to                  .
  1. explain
  2. describe
  3. inform
  4. narrate
  5. illustrate
  6. persuade
  7. none of the above
2. 
The first step in writing a research paper is to                                         .
  1. narrow your subject to refine your topic
  2. choose a subject
  3. develop a research question
  4. find sources
  5. take notes
  6. write a thesis statement
  7. none of the above
3. 
A good research topic is one that is                              .
  1. general or vague
  2. easy, uncomplicated
  3. of interest to the researcher
  4. limited or focused
  5. only c and d above
  6. only a and b above
4. 
The thesis statement for a research paper                                                             .
  1. helps organize the information you have collected.
  2. helps you emphasize certain aspects of your topic.
  3. states the main idea of your topic.
  4. tells your readers exactly what you're covering in the paper
  5. all of the above
  6. Only a and c above
  7. none of the above
5. 
What purposes are accomplished by the introduction to a research paper?
  1. It provides background information and key terms.
  2. It grabs the reader's attention.
  3. It presents the main idea, or thesis statement.
  4. all of the above
  5. Only a and b above
  6. Only b and c above
  7. none of the above
6. 
The most common way to conclude a research paper is to                                                         .
  1. restate the main idea
  2. restate the principal arguments supporting the main idea
  3. supply necessary background information
  4. all of the above
  5. Only a and b above
  6. Only b and c above
  7. none of the above
7. 
To remove clutter within the text of the research paper, some people prefer to use                   .
  1. online databases
  2. Excel spreadsheets
  3. endnotes
  4. footnotes
  5. Only a and b above
  6. Only c and d above
  7. none of the above
8. 
A Works Cited list includes                                              .
  1. all the sources you read for the paper.
  2. all the sources you know of about your topic.
  3. all the sources you used for the paper.
  4. both print and non-print sources.
  5. both c and d
  6. all of the above
9. 
Jason is writing a report about the film Frankenstein. A part of his report is found below:

Frankenstein is a 1931 film that is based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name. It was directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., both of whom worked on a number of horror films during their careers. The film features Boris Karloff in the role of Dr. Frankenstein's monster. When people talk about the film Frankenstein, they usually talk about Karloff's character, and for good reason. Dr. Frankenstein makes the monster out of various body parts that were collected from graves, so the monster is really gross-looking.

What part of this paragraph is inappropriate for a report?
  1. It was directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.
  2. Dr. Frankenstein made the monster out of various body parts.
  3. The monster is really gross-looking.
  4. The film features Boris Karloff in the role of Dr. Frankenstein's monster
10. 
Put the following steps of writing the research paper into the correct order
__1-limiting your subject to a specific to
__2finding an angle and writing a statement of controlling purpose
__3choosing your subject
__4doing preliminary research
__5preparing a list of possible sources, a working bibliography
__6writing the final draft
__7taking notes and developing a rough, or working, outline
__8writing your first draft
__9writing your Works Cited page, a complete list of sources used in the paper
__10revising your first draft
__11organizing notes and making a final outline



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