Things to know: Research
Credibility of a website
How to get information from sources.
Use Keywords not full sentences
What is plagiarism and how to avoid it.
The difference between a paraphrase, quote, and summarize
Example: People compete in international tournaments for money.
A quote is when you copy something word for word and put quotation marks around it, if you forget the quotation marks it is plagiarism.
Example: "A summary is when you put the main topic/ideas in your own words in a paragraph."
Paraphrasing is when you take a sentence and write it in your own words, but keep the main idea. Example: Original sentence: People in parts of Asia and Africa gazed up at the sky last Monday. They were looking at a partial eclipse of the sun. It was a rare sight. Paraphrased sentence: The people in parts of Africa and Asia laid their eyes upon the sky last Monday. It was partial solar eclipse, for it is such an uncommon site to see.
What MLA citation is
Create the Works Cited page on a separate page at the end of your research paper, label this page Works Cited do not italicize this. Label the page numbers efficiently for your sources.
In text citations
In text citations must have parenthesis around the citations, in the citation you put the authors name and then the page number. You must also still cite this in your Works Cited page.