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Praxis Core Research Skills Guide: Introduction to Praxis

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

Praxis Tutoring

As a student at Carroll Community College, you are elgible for free Praxis Core tutoring.  This is a great resource to take advantage of while you are preparing for the test. 

Tutoring sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Email the Praxis Core Advisor, Marsha Nusbaum, at to reserve your spot for tutoring. 

Praxis Study Guides in the Library

What Are the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests?

"Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs."  (from

Free Praxis Core Preparation Materials

Research Skills in Praxis Core

For the Praxis Core Writing Test students are expected to "recognize and apply appropriate research skills and strategies".

The research skills that are expected in order to successfully pass the test are:

  1. assess the credibility and relevance of sources
  2. recognize the different elements of a citation
  3. recognize effective research strategies
  4. recognize information relevant to a particular research task

Research Help

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