I wanted to give you some information on CITATIONS within your paper.
Anyone who uses someone else's information should give credit to the person who came up with that information.
In high school, you can get zeros on papers if you plagiarize, but we probably won't kick you out. In college, you may lose scholarships or be expelled if you plagiarize. DON'T DO THAT TO YOURSELF.
Today in class we will practice citing. Keep it simple, so you can learn the basics.
**Determine your favorite animal.
**Find three sources about your animal. One should be an actual book. One should be from an LMC database, and one should be from a simple Google search.
**Create a works cited page for your three sources. Look on the OWL website to help yourself or use a source citation helper from the LMC website.
**Write a 5-8 sentence paragraph about your animal. (Because this is a practice, don't spend a lot of time on these sentences.) Make sure you utilize information from all three sources.
**After EVERY sentence, cite your source. If you cite two sentences in a row with the same citation, you can delete the first of those citations and only keep the second one. If you are citing three or more sentences in a row with the same citation, you should switch up your sentences a little to use more varied sources.
To check yourself, highlight the text in your paragraph. Use different colors for different sources. When you are done, there should be no huge blocks of the same color.
For a 100% homework grade, show me the completed highlighted paragraph with Works Cited and quickly explain your process and the difficulties faced.