GCU UNV 103 Week 5 Assignment – Literacy Pre-Assessment Paper

Attend a group library instruction session, either in-person or via one of the library’s virtual webinars.

When conducting research on your topic, “The impact of steroids on America,” and you find that you have too much information for a three-page essay, what should you do?

a. Use as much information as possible and hope the professor doesn’t notice that the essay is two pages longer than the maximum.

b. Reduce the scope of your topic to something more focused, such as the use of steroids in American high schools.

c. Pick the first three articles you find and write an essay based on these three resources.

d. Develop a clear research strategy and locate relevant resources.

You performed a library database search that yielded zero results.

You have an article or other resource and don’t know how to properly cite the reference.

All of the above

Wikipedia can be a good starting place to learn more about a research topic. However, it is usually inappropriate to use Wikipedia as a cited resource in college papers assignments because:

a. Wikipedia is created by multiple persons, and it isn’t clear what authority they may have on a specific topic.

b. Changes can easily be made to Wikipedia that may be inaccurate.

c. It is difficult to determine if the content is biased.

d. All of the above

Which of the following is NOT a Boolean operator?

a. AND


c. NOT

d. OR

The correct way to write the in-text citation for the following reference is:

Solganick, H. (2013). Creating constructive consciousness: Critical thinking for the Christian. Global Education Journal, 2013(3), 1-33.

a. (Creating constructive consciousness, 2013)

b. (Solganick, 2013)

c. (Solganick, H., 2013)

d. (Global Education Journal, 2013)

When required to use peer-reviewed articles on a topic for your essay, where would you find this type of resource?

a. Books

b. Newspapers

c. Journals

d. Magazines

e. Not sure

The following reference is a:

Bland, H. W., Melton, B. F., Bigham, L. E., & Welle, P. D. (2014). Quantifying the impact of physical activity on stress tolerance in college students. College Student Journal, 48(4), 559-568.

a. Book

b. Website

c. Encyclopedia

d. Journal article

You find the perfect article for your assignment and want to find more like it. What do you do?

a. Search using the author’s name in the library’s databases to see if they have written more articles on the topic.

b. Check the references section for articles on a similar topic that were used as sources in the article.

c. Identify keywords in the article to use in your next search.

d. All of the above

A peer-reviewed journal article is:

a. Reviewed by the author’s friends.

b. Reviewed by experts in the same subject field prior to being published.

c. Reviewed by the author’s colleagues.

d. Reviewed for grammatical errors.

e. Not sure

When using a journal article to support your essay, when do you have to include an in-text citation?

a. When using a block quote from the journal article.

b. When paraphrasing a few sentences from the journal article.

c. When using a direct quote from the journal article.

d. All of the above

e. None of the above

To learn about the current issues in your field of study, you can:

a. Run a search for scholarly journal articles in the library’s databases published in the last year in your field of study.

b. Browse the website for a professional association for your field of study.

c. Interview a professional in your field of study.

d. All of the above

You need scholarly research on the treatment of diabetes. What type of resource would provide the best information?

a. A popular medical website

b. A peer-reviewed medical journal

c. A current online magazine article

d. A popular YouTube video

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