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Country Report   Tags: belisle, caho, countries, reports, research  

Students will research a country and produce written documents.
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The 6-TRAITS of Writing

Ideas Word Choice
Organization Sentence Fluency
Voice Conventions

This interactive table leads you through the questions you should ask yourself while incorporating the six traits of writing. 

Originally published in Animal Abuse - Persuasive Essay by Brian Hughes.


    The Writing Process



    Plagiarism includes:

    • copying text without giving proper credit to the original author or source
    • copying information from Internet sites and passing it off as your own
    • using someone else's paper or project and turning it in as your own

    Avoiding plagiarism:

    • take citation notes on every source (title, author, publisher, publication date, url, date accessed)
    • place quotation marks around directly quoted text and include author's name and title of publication
    • paraphrase correctly
    • ALWAYS cite your sources

    For more information:

    Originally published in Copyright Simplified for Students and Teachers by Laura Sears


    Tips for Successful Note Taking

    Unless you take notes on your reading you will probably not be able to remember the important material and will certainly not be able to organize it well when you come to write your paper.  If you have taken your notes carefully, you will be able to lay out before you the whole subject and put it in order.  Using the following steps and link will help you organize your note taking.

    There are three steps to note taking:  identification of keyword and related words in the research-able question, skimming and scanning and extracting needed information.

    1) Construct researchable questions based on the information needed.  Transfer the questions to a data chart, other graphic organizer, or note cards.

    2) Skim and scan your research resources looking for the answers to your questions.

    3) There are four ways to extract information and answer your questions.


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