Research in English II Session #6: October 30th, 2009

  1. Remaining movie reports
  2. If you have not done a movie report, email me your movie report or give it to me in class next week (November 6th). Those who hand in work late will receive a maximum grade of 80%.
  3. Presentation etiquette: if someone gives a presentation before you on the same topic as you, don’t repeat all their information (e.g. director, main actors, story, etc).
  4. Plagiarism. See handout. (Also see the website Academic Writing by Andy Gillett.) 

    Plagiarism is taking another person’s words or ideas and using them as if they were your own. 

  5. How to avoid plagiarism:
    1. “You need to acknowledge the source of an idea unless it is common knowledge” <>
    2. Paraphrasing
    3. Summarising
    4. Reporting
  6. Practice: write a short summary of the reading on page 30 in your textbook. Summarise and report, using one or two of the expressions in today’s handout (see especially pages 6 + 7)
  7. Collected:
    1. movie reports and handouts (if you did not give me your movie report today, email it to me by Wednesday November 4th, 23:59)
    2. summary of page 30.
  8. Homework: for November 13th.
    1. Choose a topic from the list below.
    2. Write 300-500 words in English about the topic.
    3. Make it clear which are your own words and ideas, and which are the words and ideas of other people.
    4. Paraphrase
    5. Summarise
    6. Report
    7. You must include a list of references using the MLA style  (<– link to Japanese Wikipedia page) (see handout  from October 9th).
    8. Choose one from this list:
      1. Immigrants in Australia – where did they come from? When? Why?
      2. Australia and WWI (1914-1918) and the Boer War
      3. Australia and WWII (1939-1945)
      4. Sheep and cattle farming in Australia (history and today)
      5. Rabbits and other animals introduced into Australia – reasons, problems
      6. Aborigines (“Lost Generation”, half-castes, problems, etc)
      7. Gold, opal and other mining industries in Australia
      8. White Australia policy
      9. Multiculturalism – what is it? When did it start? Problems?
      10. Early British settlers – convicts, transportation