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Ch 16: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills

About This Chapter

Use this chapter on effective research skills as a supplemental resource to help prepare your students for the FSA Grade 7 English Language Arts exam. Our text and video lessons as well as short assessment quizzes will make sure your students are ready for questions about research come exam day.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills - Chapter Summary

These engaging lessons cover effective research skills tested on the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam, including quantitative and qualitative research, how to create and answer a research question, and how to locate research materials. After completing this chapter, the student should be familiar with:

  • Primary and secondary research
  • Online research
  • Academic sources
  • Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing source material
  • Analyzing, applying, and drawing conclusions from research
  • Proper use of reference materials, including avoiding plagiarism
  • Supporting a message with research

Short, engaging video and text lessons will walk the student through each concept. The videos are accompanied by transcripts with key terms in bold print for quick recognition. The student can test their knowledge with brief quizzes, and track their progress through the course by visiting their dashboard.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills - Chapter Objectives

The FSA exams are used to measure student knowledge and skills in various subject areas, to ensure compliance with state education standards. The FSA Grade 7 English Language Arts exam tests four key areas: reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language. The material covered by this Effective Research Skills chapter of the study guide is tested in the writing portion of the FSA exam. This test uses various types of questions, including multiple choice and open response.

14 Lessons in Chapter 16: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
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Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

1. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

How to Create a Main Question for a Research Project

2. How to Create a Main Question for a Research Project

When given a research assignment, you often must first create a main question that will be the central focus of your project. This video lesson will help you create that main question.

How to Answer a Question with a Research Project

3. 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

4. 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.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

5. Tips for Locating Research Materials

The process of preparing a research paper for academic or employment purposes can be a difficult task. There are some basic tips for how to locate research materials such as online, books, periodicals, etc.

Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

6. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

7. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

8. 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.

Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

9. Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

In this lesson, we'll explore how companies analyze, apply and draw conclusions from research to solve problems. Learn how effective recommendations can help a business survive and thrive.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

10. 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.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

11. 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!

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

12. 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.

Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

13. Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

An individual's ability to support messages with primary and secondary research for business communication is a much needed skill. There are some key differences between primary and secondary research and how the information can be acquired, utilized, and help create an effective message.

Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

14. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

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