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Compass Writing Test - Using Source Materials - Chapter Summary
In addition to teaching you to develop bibliographies and works cited pages, the video lessons in this chapter will show you how to use different formatting styles for these pages. Use your knowledge of the terms and information in this chapter to help you pass the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. This chapter can teach you how to:
- Evaluate evidence and sources for essays
- Avoid plagiarism by citing sources
- Create different types of bibliographies and make bibliographic citations
- Cite sources from magazines, websites and journal articles as well as authored, edited, and revised books
- Use reference materials and create in-text citations
- Differentiate between and use the of APA, MLA and Chicago citation styles
- Create a works cited page
The above video lessons are taught by capable instructors who will answer your submitted questions on the use of source materials. Use the jump feature in the timelines to re-watch parts of the video if needed, or learn from the corresponding written transcripts. When you've completed every lesson, take the practice chapter examination and see what you've retained. The information you learn could enhance your ability to successfully pass the ACT Compass Writing Essay Test.
Compass Writing Test - Using Source Materials Objectives
The ACT Compass Writing Essay Test is used by colleges to determine which English courses you'll be placed in. You'll need to answer one essay question when you're taking the 30-minute ACT Compass Writing Essay Test. The lessons in this chapter could provide you with the knowledge required to develop a comprehensive response to the essay question. You'll be prompted to choose a point of view on a presented issue. Your ability to explain your point of view, organize ideas and develop a counterargument will be assessed.
1. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence
When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.
2. 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.
3. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!
4. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
This video will enable you to crack the code behind reading in-text citations and bibliographies. We'll see what citations look like and the important information they contain.
5. Journal Article Citations
One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.
6. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books
Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.
7. Citations from Magazines
This video covers citing magazines both in text and in the reference page. The lesson addresses citation formats in both APA and MLA. It's important to note the differences, since both expect specific citation styles.
8. How to Cite Online Sources
A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?
In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular among those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.
14. 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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- Compass Writing Test: Errors in Grammar Usage
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Type
- Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure
- Compass Writing Test: Organizing Your Writing
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