Despite the looming budget cuts, the public library’s current level of funding should be
continued because it provides important programming to community members of all
Consider the thesis statement above. Which of the following sentences best supports the
More than 2,000 children attended storytime programs at the library over the last
Even though the health benefits of an organic diet are clear, it’s a luxury that many
Americans cannot afford.
Consider the thesis statement above. Which of the following sentences best
supports the thesis statement?
At my local grocery store, organic apples cost 50% more than non-organic apples.
For an argumentative essay in favor of requiring newly-constructed buildings to
incorporate solar panels, which of the following is the best source to use as researched
A graph from a 2018 scientific journal that depicts the amount of pollution that can
be prevented by using solar panels
For an argumentative essay in favor of raising the legal driving age to 18, which of the
following is the best source to use as researched evidence?
Expert psychological research suggesting that a 16-year-old’s brain may not be
developed enough to ensure responsible driving
For an argumentative essay that opposes the use of animals as scientific test subjects,
which of the following is the best source to use as researched evidence?
A recent scholarly journal article that provides relevant background information
on the ethical issues related to animal testing
Qasim is writing an essay that claims that increased taxation was the primary cause of
the American Revolution.
Which of the following is an example of a secondary source for his essay?
A scholarly article about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
Jeremy is writing an essay arguing that references in Shakespeare’s play Richard III are
evidence that the play was written by someone else.
Which of the following is an example of a primary source for his essay?
Shakespeare’s play Richard III
Maxine is writing an essay about the global flu epidemic of 1918.
Which of the following is an example of a tertiary source for her essay?
An encyclopedia article about the 1918 flu
Why is it often a good idea to search for print research sources before searching for
Because print sources may need to be acquired through an interlibrary loan, which can
Which of the following best describes the process of finding sources for a research
It is a process of discovery that often involves multiple searches with an evolving
set of search terms.
Glen is writing an argumentative essay in favor of drug testing potential employees as
part of the hiring process.
Which of the following would be the best way for Glen to respond to a possible
Some say random drug testing is an intrusive and degrading process, but it is no
more intrusive than providing a urine sample at the doctor’s office.
Sally is writing an argumentative essay in favor of abolishing the death penalty in the
United States. She wants to refute the counterargument that the threat of the death
penalty prevents people from committing crimes.
Choose the best response to the counterargument.
There is no difference in the crime rate between states that have the death penalty
and states that do not