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June 12

posted Jun 12, 2013, 5:54 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jun 12, 2013, 5:56 AM ]

Finals schedule

 Thursday, June 13 Pd 4 Final (8:15-9:45)   Pd 6 Final (12:50-2:20)
 Friday, June 14 Pd 1 Final (8:15-10:00) Pd 3 Final (10:15-12:00)

World History Final: 2013

All year long you’ve been asked to conduct various levels of research writing, where you respond to a question about some aspect of history, and you then explain how YOU understand the material in your answer. When you do this, you need to show the source of all your information using standard research practices, using in-text citations, lists of works cited, and reference formats following a particular set of rules.

Your course final will focus on all these skills, so it’s time to figure them out if you haven’t already.

In the (few) days ahead, we’ll be doing a number of short activities to help you understand (if you don’t already) how to complete all these research steps correctly, and how to recognize when others make mistakes in those areas.

THE FINAL TEST WILL NOT BE OPEN NOTE (You won’t even have your Chromebooks! and all those helpful posters on the wall will be gone) so if you haven’t internalized the rules by now, pay attention, make good use of this time to practice, and get ready by studying for your course final. It’s your last chance to improve your grade...or keep your grade where you want it.

To do well, you’ll need to know:

  1. What makes a good thesis statement?
  2. What kind of information needs to be cited?
  3. How do you create clear and accurate citations?
  4. How do you blend information from multiple sources in a single paragraph?
  5. What kind of information goes in citations?
  6. What kind of punctuation is used for citations?
  7. How do you create references for common types of sources?
  8. What are the proper formats and titles for reference lists?
  9. What kinds of formats are used to identify your sources?
  10. How do references and citations work together to show the source of your information?
  11. What is a primary source? (More here)
  12. How do you use primary sources?