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Ch 16: 9th Grade English: Research Skills

About This Chapter

Students may refer to this chapter to expand their knowledge of research skills. With these lessons, students can learn the technical skills for sources and MLA and APA citations at the high school level.

Research Skills - Chapter Summary

As students make their way through high school and beyond to college, they will need to develop the skills to write effective academic papers. This chapter goes over research skills, including such topics as formatting, reviewing sources, and using citations. Like all of the resources on our site, the materials in this chapter can be accessed around the clock, so no matter when students have the time to study, they can always get to this information. Furthermore, with mobile devices, students can turn almost any location into a study center. Upon completing this chapter, students will be prepared to:

  • Locate and evaluate sources
  • Properly incorporate reference materials into essays
  • Summarize, quote, and paraphrase sources
  • Use in-text citations in MLA or APA format
  • Create works cited pages

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: 9th Grade English: Research Skills
Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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?

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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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