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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Writing Questions

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Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
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 by Patriciam56
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
You have to analyze the consequences of the Holocaust. Which key concepts and terms will help you gather information?
  1. Holocaust, Iron, Curtain, Japan
  2. Adolph Hitler, Nazi Germany, Holocaust
  3. Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Iron Curtain
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
Grade 8 :: Writing Essays by Patriciam56
You are to prepare a speech with the broad topic of "protecting the environment." Which subtopic would not support this broad topic?
  1. Purchasing energy efficient products
  2. Using fertilizers to grow greener yards
  3. Recycling materials
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
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 by Patriciam56
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 by Patriciam56
Grade 8 :: Conducting Research by Patriciam56
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 by Patriciam56
While gathering articles on your research topic, you realize there is too much information for you to cover in a five-page paper. How would you handle this situation?
  1. Write a paper using a third of your articles
  2. Write a paper on a specific aspect of your research topic
  3. Write an overview paper on the topic
  4. Write a paper using all of your research
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