This unit is a tough one, but it is easy enough if you pay attention while we learn the pieces. Eventually, you'll use your knowledge to contribute to the Teenagers' Guide to Everywhere--our very own travel wiki. Consider the process like a road trip.

Your goal for this unit is just this: To find and share trustworthy information.

The unit breaks down like this:

To find
and share

Evaluating sources of information

Know what is trustworthy.

Here are the notes we used to introduce the concept of CRACR, the best way to know what is trustworthy.
Do you trust these?
How do you KNOW?

Works Cited Page

Make it PERFECT.
  • Head here to practice your own works cited and get introduced to the concept.
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In-text citations

Answer this question for your readers: "What came from where?"
What's the big deal?
You're running a garage sale & a cop wanders by, asking you where things came from.
If you refuse to answer, what does he think?
He thinks you stole it.

It's no different with a research paper. If you can't say where you got it, it looks like you stole it.

Avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism=Bad; Giving credit=Good
  • See the plagiarism assignment for the day's activity.
Face it, you don't want this to happen to you.

Taking notes?

How do you do that? Follow the format.
Practice it by pretending to research here or here.

Creating Your Paper

  • First, you'll need to make a type of outline.
  • Then, you'll need to write it!
  • Finally, you'll have to make a works cited, of course.

Needing a bit extra? Practice evaluating more sites here.

If you're curious, you can see the lesson plans for this unit.