Wednesday, 11/29: Plagiarism, Vocab, ASoT, Research

“Plagiarism, 11/29.” Write True or False for each statement.

  1. Using information from the Internet without properly documenting the source is not only cheating, it is illegal and is the same as stealing.
  2.  Copying anything from the Internet and using it as my own work is considered plagiarism.
  3. If someone said something in a lecture or on TV or in an interview I did, I don’t have to cite it because it is not written.
  4. If I download something from the Internet and change some words and phrases, I can use that information as my own for class assignments.
  5.  I can quote passages from papers I find on the Internet for my class assignments if I properly cite where I found the information.
  6. A friend offers to let you read his paper in order to get some ideas, and tells you to use any parts of the paper you find useful. You incorporate one of his paragraphs into your paper, and you are careful to include all of the citations from his paper in your footnotes, so that the reader will be able to find the original source of the information. This is not plagiarism.
  7. A student finds a picture on the web that perfectly illustrates a point she wants to make in her paper. She downloads the picture, but does not use the website’s explanation; in addition, she writes her own caption for the picture. Since the explanation and caption are her own, she does not include a citation for the picture. This is plagiarism.
  8. In your paper on genetics, you note that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. You didn’t know this before you researched, but decide not to provide a citation for this information, since all biology textbooks contain this information. You did the right thing.
  9. The proverb “The early bird catches the worm” seems particularly appropriate to the subject of your paper, so you decide to quote it. You need to find a book of proverbs so that you can provide a citation.

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“Vocab, 11/29.”

  1. _____  (Looking for ONE answer!)
  2. _____  (Remember, it’s a joke.)
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. “Alyce, although able to ease a willing baby into the world, had no idea how to encourage a _____ one.”
  6. Only the very ______ people in Alyce’s day were able to afford to eat eel pie.
  7. Mr. Coward _____(ed) 6th Period for their behavior with the guest teacher. A seven? Really?
  8. “I am but a poor woman with this wretched inn and a blind man to care for. I am sure God does not ____ me my little economies.”
  9. “Are you demon or redheaded _____?” Alyce called down into the pit to Will Russet.
  10. Some people in this class have such a _____ of points that they could skip a test, take a zero, and still have an A.
  11. Jennet was upset that Alyce was leaving, and “she ___(ed) and moped…and finally offered Alyce a penny every now and then if she would stay.”
  12. “The government doesn’t like us here. We have to pay big ____ to keep our business.”


A paradox is… a) two doctors.  b) a time travel thing  c) a contradiction  d) a device  e) NOTA

The law of a certain land states that all who wish to enter through the city gates are asked to state their business. Those who reply truthfully (the guards can tell) are allowed to enter and depart in peace, but those who reply falsely are hanged. A traveler approaches the gate, and when asked his business, he replies, “I have come to be hanged.” What should happen to this traveler?

“A Sound of Thunder.”

What 3 things could the phrase “a sound of thunder represent”?
What is the real theme of the story?





“Research Topic, 11/29.”

Please write your SPECIFIC research topic in the form of 3-5 questions. Please make sure these questions are not the kind that can be answered in a sentence or two. These should reflect what you want to know and what you’re going to explain to us.