Record the country facts on 3"x5" index cards.
1. First, record the source of your information on a note card and number the card in the top left corner. Each resource needs to be assigned its own number. Begin with #1.
2. Start with "Customs and Culture" and work your way through each category noting at least six (6) interesting facts whenever possible.
* Write the title of the category in the top right corner of your index card.
* Write the number of your resource in the top left corner of your index card.
* Write the topic of your search under the number of your resource.
* Write the information you found in your own words: use concise adjectives and nouns in the note. DO NOT write COMPLETE sentences.
- One main idea and its details per card.
- Anything you copy from the text must be in quotation marks.
- Acceptable abbreviations are B.C., A.D., =, %, months of the year, $, WWI, WWII, TV, temp EU, CIS, USSR, EEC, NATO. The first time you use these words, you must spell them in their entirety.
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View these videos to learn how to research the internet quickly and effectively as well as how to record the information you find.
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What is Plagiarism?
- 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
- 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:
- Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
From WCSU - information on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Includes examples of correct and incorrect paraphrasing.
- Facts on File Issues and Controversies, "Avoiding Plagiarism"
What is plagiarism? How can I avoid plagiarism? Includes examples of how to correctly quote a source.
Originally published in "Copyright Simplified for Students and Teachers" by Laura Sears. Box created by J. Richau.
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Choosing Your Facts
This link will help you learn how to choose correct and relevant information for your report.
There are 3 steps to get to the information in this link.
1. Click on the link.
2. Choose "Tools for Getting Started".
3. Click on "How to Judge Information".