TEAM 6 Research, Writing, and Publishing Guidelines. What is your topic, subject, purpose or Essential Question?. My major topic or subject is _____. I am most interested in finding out more about___ and ___. SOURCES.
What is your topic, subject, purpose or Essential Question?
My major topic or subject is _____.
I am most interested in finding out more about___ and ___.
PLAGIARISM is the use of other people’s words and ideas without an explanation of where these words and ideas came from.
Plagiarism is dishonest and is grounds for failure on a paper or in a class with possible dismissal from school.
Original Source: Most medieval homes were cold, damp, and dark. Sometimes it was warmer and lighter outside the house than within its walls. For security purposes, windows, when they were present, were very small openings with wooden shutters that were closed at night or in bad weather.
It was sometimes warmer and lighter outside medieval homes than within the cold and dark walls. Windows were very small if they existed at all.
“The Middle Ages: Homes.” Learner.org. Annenberg/CPB. 6 Mar. 2008 <http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/homes.html>
Summarize and paraphrase often when taking notes.
Put your sources away when you draft and use only your notes.
Use several sources and document them correctly.
Put quotation marks around someone’s exact words.
If you use specific phrases that someone else wrote, you must credit the source.
Credit the source by introducing ideas with phrases like “According to” or “The author believes…”
As you read your sources, look for information that answers your question (purpose).
Quote: Copy the word, phrase, sentence, or paragraph exactly. Put quotation marks around what you write.
Paraphrase: Restate the ideas in your own words.
Summary: Record only the most important ideas from the text.
DOCUMENT your SOURCE of information before you take any notes.
Structure: Author Last name, first. “Section title.” Encyclopedia title. Edition. Volume. City published, State: Publisher, Year published. Pages. Print.
McGhee, Karen, and George McKay. “Insects.”
Encyclopedia of Animals. Washington, D.C.:
National Geographic Society, 2007. 170-171.
Structure: Author (last name, first). “Specific Topic.” Title of the book. City published, State: Publisher, Year. Pages. Print.
Bardhan-Quailen, Sudipta. “Crystal Garden.”
Last-minute science fair projects: when your
bunsen’s not burning but the clock’s really
ticking. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing,
Inc., 2006. 28-29. Print.
Structure: Author last name, first. “Website article.” Website. Published, Date published. Web. Date accessed. <URL>.
Salaikar, Bhakti. “Water aerobics.” Buzzle.com.
Intelligent Life, Inc., 22 Sept. 2008. Web. 3
Nov. 2011. http://www.buzzle.com/intelligentlife/exercise/wateraerobics/2008/08222008.
GOOGLE, YAHOO, and BING are search engines.
Structure: Photographer Last, first. Photography name. Year created. Photograph. Website or Publisher. URL. Electronically published. Date accessed
Structure: Recording title. Band/group name. Producer. Year Produced. Contributors: Singer, Writer, Performer, (First Last). Media: Compact Disc, MP3, Cassette, Vinyl Recording
Transitions are used to help connect main ideas and supporting details and connect paragraph to paragraph.
Careless errors in spelling, grammar, and usage can weaken a potentially strong paper/presentation.
Correct misspelled words—don’t rely on the computer to catch all of these errors.
Correct sentence fragments. Listen to someone read your paper aloud. If they struggle with reading this smoothly, then you might need to revise.
Avoid using pronouns in your writing.
Check to see if sources have been cited correctly.
Save your work often.