Week One Skill Activity
Complete the activity on the skill-building materials assigned for the week.
Question 1. Paraphrasing or summarizing information—putting it into your own words—without acknowledging the source by using in-text citations is
· stealing someone else’s work and presenting it as your own.
· not plagiarism.
· a minor formatting error.
· all of these.
Question 2. Paraphrasing is
· when you put the information from a source into your own words.
· material used word-for-word from a source.
· an image that you use from a source.
· All of the above.
Question 3. This is an example of common knowledge: The Civil War began in 1861 and ended in 1865.
Question 4. This is an example of common knowledge: There are fifty states in the United States.
Question 5. Common knowledge is any information available on the internet
Question 6. This is an example of common knowledge: The sky is blue.
Question 7. This is an example of common knowledge: President Eisenhower’s foreign policy strategy was called the New Look and it included downsizing the military, using covert special operations when he thought it benefitted the national interest, and relying on the threat of nuclear attack as a diplomatic negotiating tactic.
Question 8. Plagiarism is using someone else’s words, ideas, or material without acknowledging the source.
Question 9. Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work, including words, ideas, or material, as your own.
Question 10. Making up a source or information in your paper is
· just a minor offense and not really plagiarism.
· the best way to meet all of the requirements of an assignment.
· plagiarism, which is a serious academic offense.
· an acceptable way to make your instructor think that you put more work into your paper than you did.
Question 11. Only sources that you actually read and used in your paper should appear on your reference list.
Question 12. What is wrong with this citation: (Mason, Women and the Fashion Industry, 2005).
· The author’s first name should be there
· The Title of the work should not be there
· The title of the work should be underlined, not italicized
Question 13. To meet the requirements of APA formatting, you must include a title page on all assignments.
Question 14. If you’re not sure whether you need a citation for information in your work, you should include a citation
Question 15. All citations should contain
· the author’s first and last name and the publication date of the source
· the author’s last name and the title of the source
· the author’s last name and the publication date of the source
· the title and publication date of the source
Question 16. Students are not required to include a reference list with your assignments.
Question 17. What is wrong with this example?
In addition to offering the enrolled men an income, the CCC also met other needs. The CCC men were housed in camps across the nation, where they received food, clothing and medical and dental care. In addition, educational activities were offered at many CCC camps and approximately 52% of the enrollees took advantage of them (Watkins). A 1937 Army study of CCC enrollees who had been in the program for several months showed that the percentage of underweight enrollees decreased by around 35% and the instance of Tuberculosis was approximately 20% lower in the CCC men than in the corresponding population in the general public (Maher). Clearly, the men who participated in the CCC experienced significant physical improvements.
· the citations are missing the date of publication
· the citations should not contain the author’s name
· the paragraph should not be double spaced
· the first line of the paragraph should not be indented
Question 18. Citing sources in the text of your work is optional.
Question 19. Which of the following are correctly formatted citations?
· (Jones, A., 1999)
· (Jones, Life during the Gilded Era, 1999)
· (Jones, 1999)
· (Andrew Jones)
Question 20. Which of these are key elements of APA formatting?
· title page
· citations in text
· all of the above
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