Higher Education

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Making the Grade 1Ce: Chapter 11

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) author and title
b) publication details
c) list of figures and tables
d) short review

Question 2:


a) evaluation, summary, and critique
b) assessment, references, and summary
c) headings, subheadings, and summaries
d) details, summary, and critique

Question 3:


a) no more than 250 words long
b) between 250 and 500 words long
c) no more than 1,000 words long
d) no set number, but not too long

Question 4:


a) perspicacity and wit
b) brevity and clarity
c) brevity and honesty
d) profundity and wit

Question 5:


a) it is too short
b) there is not enough detail
c) failure to say what the original author's main argument is
d) failure to accurately attribute sources

Question 6:


a) authors
b) authors
c) place of publication
d) edition

Question 7:


a) what the reviewed item is about
b) details of the reviewed item's strengths and weaknesses
c) the extent to which you liked or disliked the reviewed item
d) the reviewed item's contribution to the discipline

Question 8:


a) summary, analysis, and interpretation of a text
b) description, analysis, and evaluation of a text
c) interpretation and condemnation of a text
d) appraisal of the author's credentials

Question 9:


a) to familiarize you with a significant piece of work in the field
b) to allow you to evaluate the importance of a text to the discipline you are studying
c) to allow you to practise your capacity for critical thought
d) to learn how to write negative things tactfully within an academic framework

Question 10:


a) the dimensions of the work (in centimeters)
b) who the work's authors/editors are
c) the name of the book's publisher
d) where the volume was published