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- RS.9.8 The student will find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.
- RS.9.8.a Verify the validity and accuracy of all information.
- RS.9.8.b Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
- RS.9.8.c Evaluate and select evidence from a variety of sources to support claims and introduce counterclaims.
- RS.9.8.d Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased information using a standard method of documentation such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
- RS.9.8.e Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- RS.9.8.f Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.
- RS.9.8.EU.1 understand the format for citing sources of information
- RS.9.8.EU.2 understand that using a standard form of documentation legally protects the intellectual property of writers
- RS.9.8.EU.3 understand that using multiple sources of information produces a more complete understanding of a topic
- RS.9.8.EU.4 understand that plagiarism is the act of presenting someone else’s work as one’s own
- RS.9.8.EU.5 understand to avoid plagiarism, credit must be given when using another person’s ideas, opinions, facts, statistics, or graphics
- RS.9.8.EU.6 understand the purposeful and responsible use of the Internet
- RS.9.8.EU.7 understand the importance of evaluating the intent of the author, which may include misinformation, bias, and unsupported assertions.
- RS.9.8.EU.8 understand that there are consequences of plagiarism according to the guidelines established by local school divisions and the law.
- RS.9.8.EU.9 understand the ethical issues and responsibility of documentation in research.
- RS.9.8.EKSP.1 use resources to access, organize, and present information
- RS.9.8.EKSP.2 focus the topic by
- RS.9.8.EKSP.2.a identifying audience
- RS.9.8.EKSP.2.b identifying purpose
- RS.9.8.EKSP.2.c combining search terms effectively
- RS.9.8.EKSP.3 review research information and select resources based upon reliability, accuracy, and relevance to the purpose of the research
- RS.9.8.EKSP.4 differentiate between reliable and unreliable resources
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5 question the validity and credibility of information
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5.a Is the source free from bias? Does the writer have something to gain from his opinion?
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5.b What is the purpose of the page?
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5.c Is the information current?
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5.d Can the information on the web page be verified?
- RS.9.8.EKSP.5.e Does the information contain facts for support?
- RS.9.8.EKSP.6 avoid plagiarism by
- RS.9.8.EKSP.6.a recognizing that one must correctly cite sources to give credit to the author, illustrator, or creator of an original work
- RS.9.8.EKSP.6.b recognizing that sources of information must be cited even when the information has been paraphrased
- RS.9.8.EKSP.6.c using quotation marks when someone else’s exact words are quoted
- RS.9.8.EKSP.7 use a current style sheet, such as MLA or APA, to cite sources.