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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.
1. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence
When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.
2. 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!
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.
4. 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.
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Other chapters within the PERT: Practice & Study Guide course
- PERT: Basic Math Operations & Algorithms
- PERT: Algebraic Expressions
- PERT: Solving Linear & Quadratic Equations
- PERT: Polynomials, Binomials & Monomials
- PERT: Graphing Linear Equations
- PERT: Reading Comprehension
- PERT: Analyzing Written Arguments
- PERT: Writing Essays
- PERT: Writing Persuasive Arguments
- PERT: Basic Punctuation & Grammar
- PERT: Sentence Structure
- PERT Flashcards