Research Terms, Middle School ELAR
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gathering information from different sources on a single topic, so that you can answer a research question
the general subject that a source is about
what a paragraph or paper is mostly about
the end of a paper or paragraph, usually where the author reminds you of their main idea
a question that you want to answer by finding enough evidence and information
what you think is the answer to your research question, based on the evidence you've found
collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated.
the sentence that captures your position on the main idea or topic (usually at the end of the first paragraph)
where you get your information--could be print, web, interview, video
already printed - books, magazines, newspapers
information from the internet
information in a movie, interview, documentary
a source who was actually there and directly involved in something
a source that learned about something from someone or something else--they weren't directly involved
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
how much you can believe a source. (Think about who wrote it and why it was written.)
how close a source is to actual fact
how much you can trust a source based on its accuracy and credibility
to read quickly looking mostly at topic sentences and key words
to write or draw on a text in order to help yourself understand it, or to remember important information
a brief statement of the main points of something
to put the key ideas into your own words.
quoting a text or speech word for word
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as your own (stealing someone else's work)
the exclusive legal right to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material
information that is considered well known (depends on your audience) and therefore does not need to be cited
cite or citation
to tell or write your sources
parenthetical or in-text citation
A citation at the end of a sentence that includes the source and a page number, used after a quote or a paraphrase.
Examples: (Miller 35) ("Climate Change")
stands for Modern Language Association--An accepted formatting for essays, in-text citations, and bibliographic information.
works cited page
a list of all the sources used in a research paper
The Big 6 Research Process
1. Task Definition: What is the task? What needs answered?
2. Information Seeking Strategies: Determine possible sources and select the best ones.
3. Location and Access: Locate sources and find information.
4. Use of Information: Engage the information and extract relevant information
5. Synthesis: Organize information from different sources and present the information
6. Evaluation: Judge the product and the process
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