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17. Supporting material makes a speaker's presentation more believable. a. Trueb. False18. In the realm of presentations, the more facts the better. 19. Facts speak for themselves.
20. The factual accuracy of some statements is relative to the situation or observer. 21. Because statistics must be interpreted, statistics can be misleading. a. Trueb. False22. Statistics are not very authoritative. 23. People are more personally affected by examples than by statistics.
24. More than one way of creating an "average" exists. 25. Examples alone have the ability to prove points. a. Trueb. False26. Expert testimony outweighs lay testimony. 27. The average person does research daily. 28. Doing research and citing sources is used only to boost credibility.
29. Some colleges and universities give students an F on an assignment, an F in a class, or possibly suspend or expel students from school for committing plagiarism. a. Trueb. False30. Paraphrasing consists of quoting an author's words directly. 31. Books are the most current form of information. 32. The Internet is the first place people should look for information.
33. People need to plan out and make formal appointments for interviews. a. Trueb. False34. All of the information a speaker will want to use is in the abstract or summary of an article. 35. The median is the most common number in a series of numbers.