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  • 1. Research: Works Cited for a Novel and a Library DatabaseWhen completing a research paper, you must document all sources in your writing and on aWorks Cited page. Online sources can be very complicated, and all of the relevant informationwill be found at the beginning and, sometimes, at the end of an internet source. Follow thesedirections to find just one type of source—a newspaper article from an online library database: Log on to Power Library>>>SIRS Discoverer>>>type “Nick Sortal volunteering” into the search engine>>>click onto the article.Note all of the material at the beginning and at the end of the article. Here is the basic format forthis type of source and for the actual one correctly formatted for a Works Cited page:Author Last Name, First Name. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper day Month year: page number, page numbers, or n. pag. if none are listed. Library Database. Medium of publication. Date of access.Sortal, Nick. “Volunteering Is a Requirement at Florida High Schools.” South Florida Sun- Sentinel 1 Oct. 2009: n. pag. ProQuest. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.Here is another for one of our novels:Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Medium of publication.Lowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1993. Print.There are many ways to cite direct and paraphrased quotations from text material. When usingparentheses, you must include the author and the page number or numbers from where theinformation is found. If there is no author, you must use the title, and only list page numbers forprint sources or for online PDF files. The following is one basic model for the above article andfor The Giver:Direct: “Broward public schools require 40 hours to graduate” (Sortal).Paraphrase: Public school students in Broward County, Florida must complete forty hours ofvolunteer time to graduate (Sortal).
  • 2. Direct: “He didn’t often do his volunteer hours with his friend because Asher frequently fooledaround and made serious work a little difficult” (Lowry 26).Paraphrase: Jonas did not like to complete volunteer hours with Asher because he often failed totake the work seriously (Lowry 26).For the following assignment, you must write a one- or two-paragraph response that comparesthe Sortal article and The Giver for the topic of volunteering. You must accurately cite eachsource at least once in your comparison, and these citations may be direct or paraphrased. Avoidfirst and second person in your analysis, too. Attached are two pages from The Giver aboutvolunteering, the Sortal article, and a model research response that I wrote about the importanceof memory to help you complete the task. When finished, create a Works Cited page for bothsources. Follow the same procedure as you did for an earlier assignment in order to format thepaper correctly, and accurately type these sources for your Works Cited page: Works CitedLowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1993. Print.Sortal, Nick. “Volunteering Is a Requirement at Florida High Schools.” South Florida Sun- Sentinel 1 Oct. 2009: n. pag. ProQuest. Web. 14 Mar. 2012.
  • 3. Ima PersonMr. TomediLanguage Arts9 May 2012 The Giver and the Importance of Memory One of the central themes in The Giver is the importance of memory in relation to humanlife. In a previous time, the community had decided to eliminate memories beyond a personalpast to avoid pain and suffering, and in doing so, pleasure and happiness had to be sacrificed.When Jonas is designated as the new Receiver, he thinks that memories should be shared inorder to make life easier (Lowry 112). However, The Giver instructs Jonas that their importantrole is intended to protect citizens from problems and pain (Lowry 113). Realistically, without memories, an individual has no identity because he or she would beliving forever in the present without recollection of history and with little anticipation about thefuture. Since there is a strong relationship between memory and learning, there is a connectionbetween remembering and understanding, too (Thorne). Memory is an important aspect ofhuman life and one reason why Jonas struggles as he compares his community to Elsewhere. AsThe Giver once stated to Jonas: “‘It’s just that . . . without the memories it’s all meaningless’”(Lowry 105).
  • 4. Works CitedLowry, Lois. The Giver. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1993. Print.Thorne, Glenda. “Memory and Learning.” Center for Development and Learning. Center for Development and Learning, n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.
  • 5. Name_____________________________________ Research Grade: 150 Points A+ A B C DResearch Response: 100 95 88 80 72MLA Format: 50 47 44 40 36Total: /150Name_____________________________________
  • 6. Research Grade: 150 Points A+ A B C DResearch Response: 100 95 88 80 72MLA Format: 50 47 44 40 36Total: /150

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