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Source Materials for Research Papers - Chapter Summary
Study these helpful English composition lessons to strengthen your understanding of quality source materials in academic writing. These lessons will help you evaluate the credibility and accuracy of your research sources and know how to use them effectively in your essays. To make sure you understand these writing topics, we encourage you to take the practice quizzes that accompany each lesson. If you need any extra help, feel free to reach out to our instructors. Finally, we've made the chapter available to access on any computer or mobile device, which allows you to study wherever and whenever it's convenient. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:
- Know what to look for in academic sources
- Use quality sources to evaluate evidence for your essays
- Find and evaluate your research sources
- Assess the accuracy and credibility of a source
1. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples
Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
2. 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.
3. Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research
Not everything you read on the Internet is true. This video will help you navigate through different online sources and evaluate the validity of those sources to ensure that you can trust the information you use as part of your research.
4. Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate
Learn how to do research that is credible and accurate by evaluating your sources for how relevant the information is, how verifiable the information is, and how unbiased your source is after listening to this lesson on how to do reliable research!
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