Inquiry and research: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes.
(A) develop questions for formal and informal inquiry;
(B) critique the research process at each step to implement changes as needs occur and are identified;
(C) develop and revise a plan;
(D) modify the major research question as necessary to refocus the research plan;
(E) locate relevant sources;
(F) synthesize information from a variety of sources;
(G) examine sources for:
(i) credibility and bias, including omission; and
(ii) faulty reasoning such as ad hominem, loaded language, and slippery slope;
(H) display academic citations, including for paraphrased and quoted text, and use source materials ethically to avoid plagiarism; and


Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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