About This Chapter
MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Research - Chapter Summary
Our instructors lead you through a series of lessons that may prepare you for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Each video lesson offers a written transcript for you to follow along. The lessons in this chapter cover information like:
- Writing research questions
- Tailoring research to the audience
- Finding resources and supporting materials online
- Comparing and contrasting sources
- Determining if sources are reliable, credible and worthwhile
- Citing sources during speeches
- Gathering first-hand information
This chapter details what you will need to know about research for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Review the lessons as often as you need, using a computer, smartphone or tablet to study from anywhere you've got Internet access.
1. Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples
What is a research question, and why is it important to get it right? This lesson will explore one way to write a research question, which guides a researcher in designing his or her experiment.
2. Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose
Conducting research is more than just typing a few keywords into a search database. In this lesson, you will learn about effective research strategies and how to tailor your research to your audience.
3. 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.
4. Comparing and Contrasting Sources of a Text
The process of research can be long and complicated. This lesson outlines how to integrate knowledge from sources through comparing and contrasting each source you discover.
5. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
6. Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech
Supporting materials are the foundation of any good speech. This lesson shows you how to find the right type of supporting materials for the ideas and concepts in your speech!
7. Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech
Sometimes it can be confusing knowing when and how to cite sources during a speech, especially when using a visual aid like PowerPoint. This lesson has some tips and tricks to help you!
8. Gathering Information by Conducting an Interview
Conducting an interview may sound simple, but to do it well, the process requires a great deal of skill and planning. Through this lesson, you will explore some basic aspects of interviewing, and learn about different approaches to gathering information.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary)(091): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communication Components
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Receptive Roles & History of Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Oral & Written Literature
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalism, Performance Arts & Mass Media
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Journalistic Roles & Responsibilities
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Communicating to Your Audience
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Listening
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Oral Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Effective Written Communication
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interpretation of Texts
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Analyzing & Evaluating Messages
- MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Interscholastic Communication Arts
- MTTC Communication Arts Flashcards