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MLA Documentation Conventions Survey
Instructions: Answer the following questions honestly. This is not a test or a quiz, but rather a survey which will tell me what you learned in first-semester composition so that I will know what to teach you in second-semester composition. You will not be graded on the accuracy of your answers, but you will receive credit for completing the survey honestly.
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1. I can define what signal phrase attribution means, and I could write a sample sentence using it. *
1 point
2. Which of the following is an example of a correct MLA parenthetical citation for an article by Robert Costas in a print news magazine? *
1 point
3. I know when it is more appropriate to use signal phrase attribution rather than parenthetical citations. *
1 point
4. I know the difference between a paraphrase and a summary. *
1 point
5. The best way to paraphrase from a source is to change a few words in the sentence. *
1 point
6. I know when it is better to use a paraphrase than a direct quote. *
1 point
7. The works cited section of an MLA researched essay should be listed in what order? *
1 point
8. I know what is indicated when titles are displayed inside quotation marks and when they are italicized in works cited entries and in parenthetical citations. *
1 point
9. In the titles of books, journals, websites, articles, and web pages, I know which words and letters should be capitalized and which should be lower case, according to the MLA handbook. *
1 point
10. Aside from Italics, which can't be added in a Google form, which of the following is an example of a correctly formatted MLA-style works cited entry? *
1 point
11. I have a general idea of what information should be included in a works cited entry or in a bibliographical entry. *
12. I know where to find a model for a Works Cited entry from a specific source in the on-line research handbook used for class. *
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