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SUMMATIVE TEST 3 (2nd Quarter)


NAME: _________________________________ DATE: _________________________

I. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Write only the CAPITAL LETTER of your choice on the space provided.
(1 point each)
1. What specialized form of academic writing evaluates the contribution to knowledge of scholarly works?
A. literature review B. technical report
C. position paper D. article critique
2. Which of the following is NOT true about book reviews?
A. not simply a summary B. involves skills in recognizing arguments
C. evaluation of a work D. same with cynicism
3. What kind of academic writing Involves finding what has already been written on a particular topic?
A. position paper B. research paper
C. literature review D. book review
4. Which of the following is NOT used when reviewing a literature?
A. textbooks B. conference proceedings
C. dissertations/theses D. databases
5. What question is usually asked when writing the conclusion of a book review?
A. What problems and issues are discussed in the book?
B. Does the writer explicitly state the thesis statement?
C. What is its purpose?
D. What benefits are given to the intended audience?
6. Which of the following is NOT a function of a literature review?
A. It establishes the relevance of the topic.
B. It shows reviewers familiarity and mastery of the topic.
C. It resolves conflict among contradictory studies.
D. It points out the weaknesses of a researches done previously.
7. Which of the following guidelines is NOT applicable to book reviews?
A. Show your reaction to the writer’s ideas with explanation.
B. Reread the arguments being presented.
C. Suggest some alternative methods that would result in a more conclusive interpretation.
D. None of the above
8. Why do you need to review the existing literature?
A. You enjoy reading the academic research on your topic.
B. Because without it, you could never reach the required word-count.
C. To find out what is already known about your area of interest
D. To make sure you have a long list of references.
9. What can a researcher use the literature to achieve?
A. They can demonstrate their competence by referring to prominent writings in the field.
B. They develop their version of the literature in such a way as to show and to lead up to the contribution they will
be making in their own project or article.
C. They can identify a gap or problem in the literature that corresponds to the research questions.
D. All of the above
10. Which of the following best describes a book review or an article critique?
A. It is a specialized form of writing.
B. It usually ranges from 250 to 750 words.
C. It involves higher-order thinking skills and recognizing arguments.
D. It is different from a movie review.
IV. TRUE OR FALSE. Write T if the statement is true and F if false.
11. A review or a critique involves higher-order thinking skills.
12. A book description is similar to a book review.
13. A book review or article critique uses the same organization of ideas.
14. A book review or article critique presents the strengths and weaknesses of a reading material.
15. A book review is exclusive for professionals.
16. More than half of the review should be devoted to the summary.
17. The name of the author and the title of the reviewed article is placed at the end of the article critique.
18. The purpose of an article critique is to inform and persuade readers.
19. The reviewer’s overall impression of the work should be placed in the introduction.
20. When viewing a book or article, only one perspective should be used.

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