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Ch 22: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Research Paper Components

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Using short video lessons, refresh your memory about the steps needed to write a research paper so that you can confidently answer questions on the GACE Middles Grades ELA exam.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Research Paper Components - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of how to conduct and cite research, as well as an explanation of the different writing formats. The definitions and examples help cement the information so that you can recall it for the GACE Middle Grades ELA test. Videos lessons are available on these topics:

  • Assessing validity and reliability of sources
  • Locating research materials
  • Paraphrasing, quoting and summarizing research
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Utilizing in-text citations
  • Defining MLA, APA and Chicago formats

Our experts present the the components of research papers through engaging methods. The lessons cover a range of research-related topics, but they aren't presented in an overwhelming way. You'll have self-assessment quizzes to take if you're still not sure about the material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 22: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Research Paper Components
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Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

1. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

2. 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.

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 Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

4. 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 Make In-Text Citations

5. 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?

6. 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

7. 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.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

8. 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.

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