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Praxis Core Research Skills Guide: Recognize Information Relevant to a Research Task

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 information relevant to a particular research task".

The sample questions & exercises in various Praxis study guides indicate that students should be able to:

  • Determine whether a source or a piece of information is directly relevant to a research topic
  • Recognize the difference between primary & secondary sources
    • A simple definition from Praxis Core for Dummies:
      • "A primary source represents original research"
      • "A secondary source contains information already compiled by someone else"

Selecting Relevant Resources Tutorial

Primary & Secondary Sources Tutorial

Primary vs. Secondary Sources