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Ch 15: 12th Grade English: Research Skills

About This Chapter

Lessons in this chapter can enhance students' comprehension of skills required when conducting research. This chapter provides insight into how to write research questions, find sources, make in-text citations, create a bibliography and more.

12th Grade English: Research Skills - Chapter Summary

When working on a research project, it's important to understand the skills needed to acquire, evaluate, utilize and cite sources. This chapter examines these skills while also exploring the processes involved in writing research questions, summarizing research and broadening a research project. Lessons feature multiple-choice quizzes students can take to assess their understanding of concepts covered. At the end of this chapter, students will be prepared to do the following:

  • Define and explain the purpose of the research question
  • Answer a question with a research project
  • Broaden a research project by choosing more questions
  • Find and evaluate sources, and use reference material in writing
  • Quote, paraphrase and summarize research
  • Make in-text citations and a works cited page
  • Describe MLA format, and make APA citations
  • Provide the meaning of the bibliography, and explain when one is needed

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: 12th Grade English: Research Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples

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.

How to Answer a Question with a Research Project

2. How to Answer a Question with a Research Project

You have been given a question and your assignment is to answer it with a research project. But, where do you begin? What should you do first? This video lesson will respond to those queries in order to help you answer a question with a research project.

Choose More Questions to Broaden a Research Project

3. Choose More Questions to Broaden a Research Project

You have created a research project. Now that you are finished, what type of extension questions can you create to broaden your topic? This video lesson will answer that question and help you extend your research project.

Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

4. 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.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

5. 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.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

6. 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.

How to Make In-Text Citations

7. 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.

What is MLA Format?

8. 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.

How to Format APA Citations

9. 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.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

10. 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.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

11. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

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