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Praxis Core Research Skills Guide: Recognize Effective Research Strategies

A guide to resources for students preparing to take the Praxis Core with a focus on Research Skills for the Writing Test

Praxis Study Guides

The descriptive information about the Core Academic Skills for Educators:  Writing section of the Praxis Core includes the expectation that students will be able to "recognize effective research strategies".

The study guides that we have explored do not include any questions on search strategies, however, this does not mean that such questions will not show up on the Praxis Core Writing Test when you take it.

It is recommended that you review the research strategies on this guide in preparation for the test.

Research Process

Choosing a Topic

Using Boolean Search Operators

Boolean Operators Tutorials

Developing Keywords

From U. of Houston

Generating Search Terms

Successful Keyword Searching

From Bowie State U.

Search Using Keywords

From U. of Houston

Searching Practice