About This Chapter
Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Research Skills - Chapter Summary
The ability to do research is a critical skill for any student. Therefore, it's important that a teacher is able to guide students in obtaining these skills. The research skills questions on the Praxis I Core Academic Writing test address the following research-related subjects:
- Assessing course credibility and relevance
- Using reference materials in writing
- Reading bibliographic and in-text citations
- Recognizing information relevant to a specific research task
In fun and easy-to-understand video lessons, instructors will break down these topics. You'll learn tools to help you translate your research knowledge into correct responses on the test.
Praxis I Core Academic Writing: Research Skills Objectives
The Praxis I Core exam is a part of the teacher licensure process in some states, and institutions use the test for entrance to teacher education programs. Questions about research skills are part of the Language and Research Skills for Writing portion of the exam. The research skills questions are in multiple-choice format. You'll be asked questions designed to determine your understanding of basic research processes and whether or not you can apply that knowledge to scenarios that might occur when doing academic research.
Research skills questions may have more than one answer that might seem correct. The skills you'll learn in this chapter will help you refine your approach to questions on research skills to determine the best possible answer. When you take the self-assessment quizzes, you'll get a chance to familiarize yourself with the types of questions you'll see on the actual exam.
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 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.
3. Research Techniques for Writing
Have you been assigned a research-based writing project? No need to panic! We'll learn what kind of research to do based on what kind of writing project and topic you have. Then we'll discuss how to gather, organize, and document information for three different types of writing projects.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Evaluating Sources by Relevance, Date & Credibility
Can you believe everything you hear? What about what you read online? Read this lesson to learn how to evaluate a source of information based on three criteria: relevance, date and credibility.
7. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
This video will enable you to crack the code behind reading in-text citations and bibliographies. We'll see what citations look like and the important information they contain.
8. 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!
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Other chapters within the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators - Writing (5722, 5723): Study Guide & Practice course
- About the Praxis Writing Core Academic Test
- Praxis I Writing: Focusing Your Essay
- Praxis I Writing: Essay Organization
- Praxis I Writing: Writing Arguments
- Praxis I Writing: Informative and Explanatory Texts
- Praxis I Writing: Language and Sentence Structure
- Praxis I Writing: Grammar
- Praxis I Writing: Structural Relationships
- Praxis I Writing: Word Choice
- Praxis I Writing: Mechanics
- Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Flashcards