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GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources - Chapter Summary
Let our instructors guide you through the mechanics of researching and citing sources. Lessons in this chapter discuss the following topics that may appear on the GACE English exam:
- Gathering and determining the credibility of online and media sources
- Clarifying main ideas by connecting them to other sources
- Integrating multiple sources into an essay
- How to quote, paraphrase and summarize research
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Using primary and secondary research to support your message
- How to review primary sources for instruction
- Steps for evaluating secondary sources
- Selecting media sources for instruction
- Defining and citing online sources
- Types of American media information sources
- Formats for a works cited page
- Defining a bibliography
- Types of formatting styles
Our lessons offer several approaches to help you study these research and citation methods. Watch video lessons taught by experienced instructors who use a conversational tone and fun visuals to make studying a breeze. Quizzes and lesson transcripts also provide easy ways to review lesson materials presented in each video.
GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources Chapter Objectives
The GACE English test is required by the state of Georgia for prospective teachers seeking certification to teach English in public schools. The test is divided into two parts and then further broken down into content subareas. Test I includes the writing content subarea. This subarea accounts for 37.5% of Test I and includes questions on research and citation skills. Included with our lessons is a chapter exam that you can take to practice answering questions about these skills to be sure you are ready for the test.
Both Test I and Test II are computer delivered and each consists of 65 selected response and 2 constructed response questions. Testing time for each test is 2 hours.
1. Gathering Information From Media & Digital Sources
Learn how to find appropriate sources online and where to start looking. Learn how to evaluate the usefulness and reliability of the source materials you find online.
2. Connecting Main Ideas to Related Sources & Topics
Writing a paper can be a daunting task: you must pick a main idea, then figure out which topics, details, and evidence you will use to make that main idea clear to your readers. Sound difficult? Fear not, this lesson will show you exactly how to get this done.
3. How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay
Writing an academic paper requires researching and including sources. But how do you use your sources? How should they be included in your paper? This lesson will discuss using multiple sources correctly.
4. 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.
5. How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples
Find out what it means to paraphrase, what the benefits are, and how paraphrasing is different from other ways to cite sources. You will also see examples of the ways paraphrasing can be used.
6. Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing
Learn how to avoid plagiarism by giving clear credit to your sources by directly quoting or paraphrasing them and properly citing them in the following video!
7. 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.
8. Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction
Handling primary sources is an important skill for students to develop. But how can teachers choose which primary sources to use? Watch this video to learn more about primary sources, including their benefits and how to evaluate them.
9. Evaluating & Selecting Secondary Sources
In this lesson we explore the differences between primary and secondary sources and the important questions to ask yourself when evaluating a secondary source.
10. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction
Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.
11. Online Sources: Definition & Citations
Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.
12. American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types
Americans use many different sources of media to gain information about the government. This lesson explores American media information sources throughout history and looks at the influence of old and new media.
13. 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.
14. What is a Works Cited Page? - Formats & Examples
Learn what a Works Cited page is and how to create one for your essay or research paper. Find out how to format the sources in your list. Read the lesson, and then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
15. 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.
16. 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!
17. 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.
18. Formatting Style: Types & Examples
Learn about the different formatting style used in academic papers. Find out the basic rules of three formatting styles, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
19. Hanging Indent: Format & Example
Find out what a hanging indent is, and how to create one in your document. Learn where the hanging indent is commonly used, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
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- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- GACE English: Grammar & Language Use
- GACE English: Vocabulary & Language Development
- GACE English: Meaning of Words
- GACE English: Literature Types, Terms & Theory
- GACE English: Context in Literary Works
- GACE English: Literary Genres
- GACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- GACE English: Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Poetry in English Literature
- GACE English: Victorian Literature
- GACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- GACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- GACE English: Romantic American Literature
- GACE English: Dark Romanticism
- GACE English: American Transcendentalism
- GACE English: Realism in American Literature
- GACE English: Modernism in American Literature
- GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- GACE English: Young Adult Literature
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- GACE English: Communication & Speech
- GACE English: Digital Support & Communication
- GACE English: Instructional Strategies
- GACE English: Analysis & Evaluation Strategies
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