About This Chapter
CSET English Subtest I: Conventions of Research and Citation - Chapter Summary
The CSET English Subtest I includes questions on the conventions of academic writing and research. To prepare for this part of the exam, check out the topics covered in this chapter's video lessons and learn how to do the following:
- Make a works cited page
- Use reference material in your writing
- Cite online sources
- Make in-text citations
- Read citations in texts and bibliographies
- Know when to write your own bibliography
- Avoid plagiarism and know when to cite sources
- Choose sources for your research
- Evaluate source quality
- Interpret your findings
- Present your research in different formats
Once you've used the video lessons to brush up on these research skills, check out the self-paced quizzes. Use them to assess your understanding of the material and get acquainted with the types of questions you'll see on exam day.
Objectives of the CSET English Subtest I: Conventions of Research and Citation Course
The CSET English Subtest I is the first in a 4-part series of exams used to evaluate the content area knowledge of prospective English teachers in California. There are 50 questions on this particular subtest; all of them are multiple-choice.
Ten of these questions are part of the composition and rhetoric content domain, which is designed to measure your understanding of effective written and oral communication. Lessons in this chapter can help you successfully answer these types of questions, particularly those testing your ability to select the appropriate print and electronic materials for your research, cite and attribute sources, and present the finished product.
1. 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.
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.
3. 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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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!
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Other chapters within the CSET English Subtests I & III (105 & 107): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the CSET English Test
- CSET English: Overview of American Literature
- CSET English: Overview of British Literature
- CSET English: Literature of the Ancient World
- CSET English: Overview of Philosophy
- CSET English: Genre and Form
- CSET English: Analyzing Texts and Other Media
- CSET English: Essay Writing and Rhetoric
- CSET English: Using Tools to Improve Your Writing
- CSET English: Grammar and Usage
- CSET English Subtests 1 & 3 Flashcards