Aagh! Your high school student writing on a subject they don’t know much about can be mind-rattling enough, but citing sources can be equally intimidating. This is where some help on the subject is invaluable.
Sharon Watson, author of a favorite writing curriculum of mine called, Jump In! A Workbook for Reluctant and Eager Writers, shares her knowledge on the subject in her article about giving written credit where credit is due.
In this tutorial she gives plenty of examples as well as items for your student to practice because things like this can be tricky! You can either have your daughter work on the computer, or there are pdfs that can be downloaded. Mrs. Watson thought of us homeschool moms and provided the answers too. 🙂 To see this invaluable resource, click on In-Text Citation Tutorial for High School Students.
It is never too early to begin learning about citing sources when researching and writing of topics has begun. Mrs. Watson also has a junior high tutorial with answers to help students begin this important component of academic writing. To learn more, go to her In-Text Citation Tutorial for Middle School Students.
Your resource for in-text citations is perfect timing for my middle school student. We are about to begin lesson 12 in IEW B which is ‘Report Writing”. Thank you!
I am so glad! 🙂