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Grade 8 Conducting Research
Johnathan is doing research for a health and wellness project. He notices that it is difficult to find some credible sources on his topic. He finally comes across the perfect source, but it has not been updated since 1999. Should he still use it?
  1. Yes, because there are not many sources out there.
  2. Yes, because teachers do not check students sources anyway.
  3. No, because the year 1999 was not a credible year for research.
  4. No, because the source is not current and could contain outdated information.
Grade 8 Conducting Research
Which of the following sources is most likely to contain logos?
  1. A survey on how many kids like fidget spinners
  2. An article that shows the correlation of fidget spinners and student success
  3. A firsthand account from a teacher that explains how fidget spinners are distractions
  4. A firsthand account from a student with ADHD that explains how fidget spinners help him
Grade 8 Conducting Research
Ana and Cynthia are collecting research about Making Waves for its 10th anniversary. They want to find out how the school has changed overtime. Who would be the most credible source?
  1. Ms. E. because she is a cool teacher and would be fun to talk to.
  2. Ms. Maraj because history teachers know how to collect evidence.
  3. Ms. Rodriguez because she has been working here the longest.
  4. Ms. Scott because she is a science teacher and science teachers know how to research.
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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
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
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
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
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