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Common Core Standard CCRA.W.8 Questions

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
Plagiarism
  1. To take credit for someone else's work
  2. To lie about researched facts
  3. To make up facts used in your own work
  4. To give someone else credit for your work
Grade 5 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, CCRA.L.2, W.5.8, L.5.2d
What is wrong with the following citation? Jupiter, Janie and Suellen Powers. The Nitty Gritty Lit Book. New York: Banter Press, 1991.
  1. The title should be underlined or italicized.
  2. Initials should be used for the authors' names.
  3. Page numbers need to be listed for a book.
  4. Instead of a colon, there should be a comma.
Grade 3 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, W.3.7, W.3.8
When gathering information about my topic I need to
  1. write down every detail word for word.
  2. remember every detail.
  3. write down important information using caveman talk.
  4. make up information.
Grade 7 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.7.8
Grade 11 Journalism CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.11-12.8
The passing off of another's work as your own
  1. slander
  2. libel
  3. invasion of privacy
  4. plagiarism
Grade 6 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.6.8
What do you do to the 2nd line of the works cited page?
  1. capitalize
  2. indent
  3. skip it
  4. use a period
Grade 7 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.7.8
Which book would be best to use to find information on Babe Ruth?
  1. A book on the history of baseball
  2. A biography of Babe Ruth
  3. A book about the Yankees
  4. A world record book
Grade 6 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.6.8
Which URL is most acceptable?
  1. .org
  2. .com
  3. .tv
  4. .gov
Grade 6 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.6.8
Which URL is most acceptable?
  1. .edu
  2. .com
  3. .net
  4. .doc
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
Why is it necessary to cite the sources you use?
  1. To avoid committing plagiarism
  2. To give credit to the work of the original authors or creators
  3. Because my teacher requires it
  4. All of the above are correct
Grade 7 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.7.8
If you were doing a report on the desert, which source would contain the most information?
  1. a song about the desert
  2. a picture book about the desert
  3. an encyclopedia entry about the desert
  4. a website with multiple pages about the desert
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
You are writing a report on Cleopatra. Which source below will provide the most authoritative information on your topic?
  1. The Shakespeare play, "Antony and Cleopatra"
  2. Personal web page created by a fan of Cleopatra
  3. "Discovering Collection," one of the library's databases
  4. Wikipedia entry on Cleopatra
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
Which of the following is NOT an example of plagiarism?
  1. Using an author's exact wording without using quotation marks
  2. Buying and downloading a completed paper from the Internet to turn in for credit
  3. Copying and pasting text from a web pager without using quotation marks
  4. Paraphrasing (rewording) an author's idea with citation information
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
While writing a paper on Martin Luther King, Jr., you notice that one of your sources says he died in a different year than what is given in another source of yours. What do you NOT do?
  1. Consider the publisher of the source
  2. Pick the source you like best
  3. Continue researching to see what other sources say
  4. Decide if the conflict of information is critical to the assignment
Grade 9 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.9-10.8
Before using pictures from the Internet in your research project, what should you do?
  1. Check the copyright terms.
  2. Check for the photographer's name.
  3. Copy the pictures onto your hard drive.
  4. Crop the watermarks off the pictures.
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