This worksheet introduces students to in-text citations, and when they are necessary. The text is taken from a Scholarship@Claremont thesis, and can be substituted out for another that is more closely related to the class, if you wish.
There are two ways you might use this:
1. assign the worksheet before class, then provide students with the answer key. Then discuss in class why certain sentences require a citations while others do not.
2. give the students a few minutes in class to complete the worksheet, then move directly to discussion. This might be a Think-Pair-Share exercise, or you can dive right into a full class discussion.
This tongue-in-cheek citation manager flowchart can be used prior to introducing students to the need for a citation manager. However, the flowchart also highlights the many ways in which a citation manager helps manage research and also gives guidance on selecting the right citation manager for you.