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Common Core Standard W.8.8 Questions

Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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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 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 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 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
While researching gun control, you continuously find website articles opposing gun control. What is the next step you should take in you research?
  1. Assume that the argument against gun control is the only correct argument
  2. Locate a library database that provides credible information on opposing viewpoints
  3. Start writing the paper
  4. Look for a fiction book dealing with gun control issues
Grade 8 Conducting Research CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
Grade 8 Writing CCSS: CCRA.W.8, W.8.8
The act of intentionally or unintentionally treating work done by someone else as though it were your own is known as                   .
  1. yellow journalism
  2. blind copying
  3. plagiarism
  4. all of the above
  5. Only a and b above
  6. Only b and c above
  7. none of the above
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