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Middle School Study Skills Guide Index

 

Introduction
Planning your homework timetable
Homework Procedure list
Notes on using a computer to help you do your homework
Notes on Plagiarism
How to include information from other sources
Using Images from other sources
How to Answer Questions
Examination Revision
Using a dictionary, a textbook and an encyclopaedia
Using the internet for research
Final note to parents

 

Guides and Revision Aids

How to write a Bibliography and how to avoid plagiarism.
Citation Machine: A valuable link for IB students
Subject Reference Guide for the Internet
Internet Guide for Parents and Students
Internet Guide for Teachers

 

Specific Subject Information and Revision Help

Tips on Studying History
IB and OI Grade History and Geography Revision
IB Biology
IB Physics
IB Math Studies

 

How to include information from other sources into your own work

Direct Quotation : Carnivores can be small animals like spiders or large animals like lions. The Open Door Web Site1 states that "Carnivores eat meat. A carnivore is a predator because it has to find and catch its prey. Some carnivores, such as wolves, hunt in a group called a pack. They move silently and slowly to form a circle around their prey before they attack". Lions and tigers are also carnivores.

At the end of your piece of work you will need to include a bibliography:

Bibliography:
1. S. Burchill. The Open Door Web Site. 03 Jan. 2015. (www.saburchill.com)

Paraphrasing: Carnivores can be small animals like spiders or large animals like lions. Wolves hunt in a pack and circle their prey before attacking 1. Lions and tigers are also carnivores.

At the end of your piece of work you will need to include a bibliography:

Bibliography
1. S. Burchill. The Open Door Web Site. 03 Jan. 2015. (www.saburchill.com)

 

 

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Notes on using a computer to help you do your homework

If you are required to print your work then make sure that the printer is in good working order before you start.

If you have research work to do then first refer to your class work and textbook. Do not use the Internet unless you cannot find the answer you need from one of these two sources.

If you do need to use the Internet for your research then use homework help sites for research rather than a general search engine. Suggested sites are www.homeworkelephant.co.uk and www.about.com, as well as www.saburchill.com.

If you use a word processor than you should always use the spell check. You can either do this as you type or check for spelling and grammar faults when you have completed your text. There is no excuse for spelling mistakes when you use a word processor.

 

Notes on Plagiarism

Never copy anything directly from another document or web page and put it into your own work. You can use other peoples word and/or images but you have to acknowledge that the work it theirs.

For example, the following is part of an essay on carnivores. The words in blue have been taken directly from the Open Door Web Site ( www.saburchill.com).

"Carnivores can be small animals like spiders or large animals like lions. Carnivores eat meat. A carnivore is a predator because it has to find and catch its prey. Some carnivores, such as wolves, hunt in a group called a pack. They move silently and slowly to form a circle around their prey before they attack. Lions and tigers are also carnivores."

To give this work to your teacher pretending it is your own is very wrong. You can use the information from the Open Door Web Site but you need to acknowledge it.

 

Using Images

You should make every attempt to make sure that the owner of the image agrees that you can use it in your own work. Sometimes you will find the permission given in the book or on the web site. If not then you should get in contact with the author or publisher and ask permission.

You should always acknowledge the source of the image you use.

 

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