How do you research and write a great report? How do you do it without copying or plagiarizing? What does “plagiarizing” mean, anyway? Find out in this fun reference book on information literacy for young readers and writers. This book covers good research and note-taking techniques, what plagiarism is (and isn’t), how to give proper credit for source materials, and much more.
Author Ann Graham Gaines explains how to put together a great report—without plagiarizing or illegally downloading copyrighted materials! From giving proper credit for other people’s words and ideas, to obtaining the proper permission to use photos, art, music, and videos from the Internet, Gaines shows readers how to avoid these common problems associated with researching and writing reports.
Waves of support for the legalization of marijuana are sweeping across many states. In the wake of such change, this text analyzes what experts say on the topic—both for and against—juxtaposed with court decisions, the work of advocates on both sides, and the words of everyday people. Students will analyze these diverse viewpoints in order to draw their own conclusions.
In 1961, an unemployed drifter named Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested in Florida and charged with burglarizing a pool hall. In court, Gideon asked for a lawyer, since he could not afford one, but he was turned down. Gideon was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison. Believing the U.S. Constitution was on his side, Gideon took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. Lisa A. Wroble explores the case, its impact on the U.S. legal system, and the movie made about it— GIDEON'S TRUMPET, starring Henry Fonda.
Plagiarism is in the news: A student is denied admission to Harvard because she copied someone else’s work, while famous authors are discredited for the same reason. The Internet has made copying and cheating easier than ever. Author Barbara Francis helps young readers understand what plagiarism is, why it is wrong, and how they can avoid it in their work and fight it in society.