I hope everyone had a great Golden Week vacation, and you're well-rested for a busy May.
At the start of class, we learned to put direct quotes from your novels into your book reports. This is called in-text citation, and we use it to show when we are using ideas from other sources (e.g. like the characters in your novels, or from the author).
Also, we need to use in-text citation to avoid plagiarism (= copy somebody’s idea and claim it as your own). If you use another person’s idea, you must tell the reader where you got that information.
1. Direct Quote
When you use a direct quote, you are quoting the information directly from your novel. For example:
By the end of his adventure, Santiago realizes that "the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself" (Coelho 73).
This tells us that "the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself" is a sentence from the novel by the author Coelho, and this information is on page 73.
We also learned how to write down the source information from your graded readers. This is called MLA Referencing. For most of your references, you need to use this format.
Author. Title. City of Publication: Publisher, year.
Before our discussions, we reviewed expressions that you can use to check your group's understanding. You can use these expressions;
a. Are you following me?
b. Are there any questions?
c. Do you understand?
Also, when you don't understand during a discussion, you can ask these questions:
a. Can you explain that again?
b. What was that again?
c. What does ... mean? (when you don't know a word)
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #5
3. Complete Book Report #1
Blog Question #5:
Write down the two quotes that you are going to use in your book report. Make sure to use in-text citation for each quote.
a. Who says them?
b. Why are you using each quote?