Information Integration Quiz

Question 1 of 12

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Why is it primarily important for us to be able to summarize effectively?

Select one of the following:

  • It helps others get a better understanding of our own ideas.

  • It helps us to better understand the ideas of others.

  • It is a effective way to link our own ideas relative to other's ideas.

  • None of the above.

Question 2 of 12

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What are some possible issues that can arise from poor summarizing?

Select one of the following:

  • Wrestling too much with what the text says, and becoming unsure of whether it has anything to do with what you're talking about.

  • Taking too much time devoted to what other's are saying can detract from what you're saying.

  • Summarizing to the extent that the summary itself misses the "meat" of the source material.

  • All of the above.

Question 3 of 12

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To truly write a good summary, you need to play the "believing game." What exactly does this mean?

Select one of the following:

  • Being able to believe in the credibility of everything you're summarizing.

  • Understanding the relation the summary has to your own views.

  • Being able to put yourself in the shoes of the person who created the source you're summarizing.

  • None of the above.

Question 4 of 12

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In general, what makes a summary good?

Select one of the following:

  • Being able to balance what the author is saying, and what the writer is saying as well.

  • Being able to deconstruct what all the other author's are saying in your summaries.

  • Proving your own work to be a cut above your summaries.

  • All of the above.

Question 5 of 12

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What must you ABSOLUTELY avoid when writing summaries?

Select one of the following:

  • Writing inaccurate summaries.

  • Writing biased summaries.

  • Writing cherry-picking summaries.(picking out specific portions of something to support your argument, when the source material as a whole does not back up your argument.)

  • All of the above, as writing unbiased, accurate, and truthful summaries is the way to go.

Question 6 of 12

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What exactly is "the closest cliche syndrome?"

Select one of the following:

  • Acknowledging that something an author wrote is undeniable truth to support your argument.

  • If you have more sources, it makes your argument the right one.

  • Your argument's strength is determined by one reliable source.

  • Mistaking what the writer said to mean one thing, while the writer him/herself meant something completely different.

Question 7 of 12

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How do you need to manipulate a summary as you incorporate a summary into your work, at least in terms of relating it to what you're saying?

Select one of the following:

  • Make sure to reference what you're summarizing.

  • Making sure the summary is no more than three sentences.

  • Making sure the summary is more than three sentences.

  • Putting a spin on the summary so as to make way for your own argument.

Question 8 of 12

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What's a good way to add credibility and power to your summaries?

Select one of the following:

  • Explaining the importance of what the person is saying.

  • Using quotes to show the person's exact words.

  • Showing the medium the summary came from.

  • None of the above.

Question 9 of 12

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What is a problem that can arise when using quotations in a summary?

Select one of the following:

  • The quotation might not be descriptive enough.

  • The quotation may be believed to "speak for itself," when really, the quote does not mean the same to the writer as it does the audience.

  • The quote can be too long, and unable to convey a clear enough meaning.

  • The quote may be in another language.(Gotta fill this fourth question in somehow, am I right?)

Question 10 of 12

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Above all else, what do quotations need to be, in terms of supporting your argument?

Select one of the following:

  • Long.

  • Important.

  • Accurate.

  • Relevant.

Question 11 of 12

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In order to make a quote relevant, what do you need to do with it?

Select one of the following:

  • Cite where it came from.

  • Explain the person who said it.

  • Frame it in a way that it shows what it has to do with what you're saying.

  • None of the above.

Question 12 of 12

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What is a "hit-and-run" quotation?

Select one of the following:

  • Writing a quotation and then moving on without explaining its significance.

  • Forgetting to report the source of the quote.

  • Explaining a quote in detail.

  • None of the above.

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Information Integration Quiz

brian68294
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This is based on Graff's book, chapters 2 and 3.

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