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Ch 9: PERT: Using & Citing Sources

About This Chapter

Learn to cite source materials correctly in the Using & Citing Sources chapter of our PERT test prep course. By working through the lessons in this study guide, you will be prepared for the related questions on the test.

PERT: Using & Citing Sources - Chapter Summary

You lend credibility and strength to your writing by choosing and incorporating reliable source materials. By giving credit to other writers when you draw upon their work, you do more than avoid plagiarism. You demonstrate professionalism as a writer. In these lessons, you will find the information shown below:

  • How to choose, evaluate and use source materials
  • Citing source materials and understanding plagiarism
  • Writing quotations and summaries properly
  • Paraphrasing effectively

Understanding and avoiding plagiarism can be tricky, and you will probably have questions. One of the features that makes our lessons especially helpful is your direct access to our instructors and subject-matter experts. These specialists are acknowledged experts in their fields, and their expertise is available to you when you need additional information or clarification.

PERT: Using & Citing Sources Objectives

Students usually take the PERT exam between their sophomore and junior years in order to determine their competence in basic skills and assess whether or not they are prepared for college-level work. The lessons in this study guide are designed as preparation for the writing subtest and meet the specifications therein.

When you take the PERT exam, you will complete computer-based subtests in reading, math and writing. Each of these consists of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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