Ch 21: Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation

About This Chapter

Learn strategies for performing and properly documenting research. Watch video lessons and assess your progress with quizzes that help you understand the content and analysis portions of the Praxis English exam.

Praxis English: Writing Research and Citation - Chapter Summary

Watch brief videos to study methods for using references in written works and citing sources. Prepare for related questions on the exam by reviewing the following concepts:

  • Citations from magazines, journal articles and authored, edited and revised books
  • Methods for avoiding plagiarism
  • Citation of online sources
  • Appropriate format for APA citations
  • Steps for making a works cited page
  • In-text citations
  • Methods for reading citations in texts and bibliographies
  • MLA format and Chicago citation style

Get ready for the exam through these convenient videos that review the most important ideas associated with research and citation and highlight key vocabulary terms. Watching these video lessons that use engaging narration and entertaining illustrations can help make the learning process simple and fun. You can test your knowledge of the material using the quick self-assessment quizzes. These quizzes also help you get familiar with the types of questions you'll find on the actual exam.

Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Objectives

The Praxis English exam in content and analysis tests your knowledge and ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as use of language and vocabulary to determine whether or not you're ready for secondary-level teacher licensing in English. The exam has 130 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response questions. Questions on writing research and citation are found in the writing, speaking and listening section, which makes up 41% of the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 21: Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation
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Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples

1. Writing Research Questions: Purpose & Examples

What is a research question, and why is it important to get it right? This lesson will explore one way to write a research question, which guides a researcher in designing his or her experiment.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

2. 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.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

3. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

4. 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 Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

5. 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!

How to Format APA Citations

6. 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?

7. 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.

What is MLA Format?

8. 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 Make a Works Cited Page

9. 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.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

10. 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.

Selecting & Refining a Research Topic

11. Selecting & Refining a Research Topic

Ever struggle to choose a topic for a research project? This lesson gives a simple five-step process to not only choosing a topic but refining it to an appropriate focus.

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