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Ch 28: PLACE English: Source Citations & References

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Use this chapter to get a recap on the written communication rules for source citations and references. To avoid getting tripped up on the PLACE English test, use our chapter exam as your practice run.

PLACE English: Source Citations & References - Chapter Summary

These lessons can help you rediscover how to use references correctly, cite sources, and format all materials in written forms of communication. To increase your likelihood of doing well on the PLACE English test, use our videos to get familiar with these major topics:

  • Finding relevant sources to support main ideas
  • Paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting from different sources
  • Steering clear of plagiarism
  • Identifying different types of media sources
  • Source citation and formatting
  • Works cited pages and bibliographies

It doesn't matter if you use multiple devices throughout your day, because as long as you can access the Internet, you can access our comprehensive study guide tools and materials. The instructors have designed the brief video lessons to show you every step of the source citation process. Easy-to-follow examples are incorporated in both the video lessons and on the transcripts. If any of the formatting or citation rules don't make sense, you have the option to email our instructors to help clear up any issue.

PLACE English: Source Citations & References Objectives

To obtain a license in Colorado, English teachers may need to take several assessments, including the subject-specific PLACE English test. Questions on this test measure your familiarity with five sub areas, including literature, oral communication, reading, visual communication, and written communication. Three of the four objectives on the writing communication section ask test-takers to prove whether they comprehend the basics of the writing process, how to use and cite quotes correctly, and how to use formatting applications on word processing software. These lessons about source citations and references should give you a strong foundation for fulfilling these three objectives on this multiple-choice test.

16 Lessons in Chapter 28: PLACE English: Source Citations & References
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Connecting Main Ideas to Related Sources & Topics

1. Connecting Main Ideas to Related Sources & Topics

Writing a paper can be a daunting task: you must pick a main idea, then figure out which topics, details, and evidence you will use to make that main idea clear to your readers. Sound difficult? Fear not, this lesson will show you exactly how to get this done.

How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

2. How to Use Information from Multiple Sources in an Essay

Writing an academic paper requires researching and including sources. But how do you use your sources? How should they be included in your paper? This lesson will discuss using multiple sources correctly.

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 Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

4. 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.

Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing

5. Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing

Learn how to avoid plagiarism by giving clear credit to your sources by directly quoting or paraphrasing them and properly citing them in the following video!

Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

6. 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.

Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

7. Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

Handling primary sources is an important skill for students to develop. But how can teachers choose which primary sources to use? Watch this video to learn more about primary sources, including their benefits and how to evaluate them.

Evaluating & Selecting Secondary Sources

8. Evaluating & Selecting Secondary Sources

In this lesson we explore the differences between primary and secondary sources and the important questions to ask yourself when evaluating a secondary source.

Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

9. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.

Online Sources: Definition & Citations

10. Online Sources: Definition & Citations

Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

How to Cite Online Sources

11. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

12. How to Make a Works Cited Page

You will have to cite your sources properly whenever you borrow words or ideas for a paper. One part of proper citation is the Works Cited page. This lesson shows you how to put one together.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

13. 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!

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

14. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

Formatting Style: Types & Examples

15. Formatting Style: Types & Examples

Learn about the different formatting style used in academic papers. Find out the basic rules of three formatting styles, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Hanging Indent: Format & Example

16. Hanging Indent: Format & Example

Find out what a hanging indent is, and how to create one in your document. Learn where the hanging indent is commonly used, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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