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10th Grade English: Research Skills - Chapter Summary
This chapter enables students to enhance their existing research skills and acquire new ones through a series of short, easy-to-follow lessons. Students learn how to develop well-thought-out research questions, choose and evaluate sources for validity, cite references and quotations properly, and other related skills.
Comprehensive and informative despite their short duration; these lessons are designed to help students to master new skills rapidly and easily. The engagingly written and well-presented format holds students' interest, while the chapter test and lesson quizzes make assessment a snap. By the end of the chapter, students should know how to:
- Examine and develop research questions
- Locate and assess source materials
- Make proper use of references
- Paraphrase, summarize and use quotations properly
- Cite references in text using correct formatting
- Make a works cited page
- Correctly use the MLA and APA guidelines
1. Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples
What is a research question, and why is it important to get it right? This lesson will explore one way to write a research question, which guides a researcher in designing his or her experiment.
2. Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research
Not everything you read on the Internet is true. This video will help you navigate through different online sources and evaluate the validity of those sources to ensure that you can trust the information you use as part of your research.
3. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.
4. Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research
Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing are three important skills to master for writing in the academic and business world. These skills will help support claims and add credibility to your work.
5. How to Make In-Text Citations
With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.
6. What is MLA Format?
MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.
7. How to Format APA Citations
All college students must not only know how to read and understand writing, they need to know how to write using the APA citation style as well. This video will pull back the covers of APA style writing and give you confidence when using APA.
8. How to Make a Works Cited Page
You will have to cite your sources properly whenever you borrow words or ideas for a paper. One part of proper citation is the Works Cited page. This lesson shows you how to put one together.
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