A GUIDE FOR CITING SOURCES IN THE WESTBOROUGH SCHOOL SYSTEM
GRADES 6 TO 12


2010 revision
June 2010

Foreword


To the students:

Nice going!

You’ve read some books, magazines, done some searching on the Internet and looked at a variety of other electronic resources.

You’ve taken notes and have organized your material in a logical fashion.

You’ve composed a rough draft with all your information.

But it isn’t over yet!

Now it is time to make your information and research presentable for your audience – your classmates, your teacher, your parent(s), or whoever views your research assignment.

This guide gives you very specific directions on how to prepare your research assignment for its final presentation to your audience.  This kind of formal presentation will be required of you throughout your secondary school, college education and even throughout your professional lives.

Follow these directions carefully and you will produce research assignments that will look as good as your content deserves.

Here’s how to use this guide:

There is no need for you to read the guide from cover to cover.  Your teacher will direct you to the pertinent sections of the guide as you need them.

Use the Table of Contents to help you locate the specific directions you need.

Chapter 2 on Plagiarism will help you avoid problems that sometimes happen in the research process.