Ch 30: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Research Writing

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Prepare to take the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test by watching the engaging video lessons in this chapter. Refresh your memory on this subject through expert instruction and take self-assessment quizzes to test your comprehension of the materials.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Research Writing - Chapter Summary

The fun video lessons in this chapter can help you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test by taking a closer look at the elements of research writing. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to address the following on the exam:

  • Supporting your message with primary and secondary research
  • Assessing the reliability and validity of sources
  • Paraphrasing, quoting and summarizing research
  • Defining the academic source
  • Avoiding plagiarism and knowing when to cite sources
  • Using reference material in your writing and making in-text citations
  • Citing from magazines, authored books, edited books and revised books
  • Understanding MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles

Use the video lessons in this chapter to acquire the definitions and methods necessary to properly analyze and utilize the elements of research writing. The instructors make learning simple through step-by-step instructional guidance, while presenting the videos in a visually entertaining fashion.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Research Writing Chapter

The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Research Writing chapter are located in the English language conventions, composition, writing process and research portion of the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test, which constitutes approximately 15% of the total exam. The test is designed to ensure you fully understand English language arts and are prepared to teach it in the middle school classroom. It also makes sure you're qualified to secure your teaching license in Ohio. The video lessons in this chapter are designed to give you the knowledge you need to succeed on the test. Self-assessment quizzes are also available to help you practice answering questions formatted similarly to those on the exam. If you need to review the materials further, you can access comprehensive video transcripts.

The test is composed of all multiple-choice questions, many of which are accompanied by an excerpt, passage or illustration to help you understand what's being asked. Each question is followed by four answers. You will be required to choose one of the four as the best response to the question posed.

14 Lessons in Chapter 30: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Research Writing
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Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

1. 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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

2. 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

3. 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

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.

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

5. 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.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

6. 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!

Journal Article Citations

7. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

8. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.

Citations from Magazines

9. Citations from Magazines

This video covers citing magazines both in text and in the reference page. The lesson addresses citation formats in both APA and MLA. It's important to note the differences, since both expect specific citation styles.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

10. 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.

How to Make In-Text Citations

11. 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?

12. 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

13. 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?

14. 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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