How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay


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How is research writing different than other types of writing?

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1. Why are sources important to include in a paper?

2. What is the difference between paraphrase and summary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Research writing is a major component in education. Typically, a multitude of information is gathered from many sources. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the use of multiple sources in an essay. You'll be tested on areas that include the best sources to use, paraphrasing, and introduction of sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of sources in writing an essay:

  • What is research writing
  • How to use sources in writing
  • Choosing sources

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding choosing the best sources in research writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using information from multiple sources in an essay

Additional Learning

To learn more about source use in writing essays, review the accompanying lesson, How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Narrative vs research writing
  • Using sources
  • Paraphrasing vs summarizing
  • Plagiarism