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Gathering Relevant & Essential Information in Research

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Which one of these is the best example of a narrowed topic?

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1. Pretend you are writing a paper about the challenges facing the oil industry in the United States. Which one of these paper topics would seem to be the most relevant paper?

2. Pretend you are writing a paper about Babe Ruth's baseball playing ability. Which piece of information would be considered incidental?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo lets you test your understanding of gathering relevant and essential information involved in research. For the quiz, you need to know about an example of a narrowed topic and understand how to define essential information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be quizzed on:

  • Article that would be relevant if you're writing an economic policy paper about George W. Bush
  • How to define essential information
  • The best example of a narrowed topic
  • Relevant topics when writing a paper about oil industry challenges in the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about incidental information when writing a paper about Babe Ruth's baseball skills
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on gathering relevant and essential information in research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to define essential information and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gathering Relevant & Essential Information in Research is a lesson you can use any time to complete the following goals:

  • Compare and contrast relevant and irrelevant information
  • Define incidental information
  • Review tips for writing a research paper
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