Active In-Text Citation Instruction & Practice

Submitted by Faith Rusk on August 9th, 2019
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Short Description: 

In this activity, students review correct in-text citations for a particular format, then practice writing their own examples. These examples are submitted anonymously via a google form, allowing for the collective and collaborative review.

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Learning Outcomes: 

Students will be able to identify multiple ways to correctly cite in text
Students will be able to effectively integrate a source through summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting
Students will be able to comment upon correct elements of a citation and critique incorrect elements and provide corrections


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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

Used in one-shot library instruction classes

Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc.): 
Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: 

Students need devices to submit their practice via the google form. A non-technology work around by is for students to hand write their examples, which the instructor collects and then copies onto the board (or retypes on the instructor computer), but it is time consuming.

Suggested Citation: 
Rusk, Faith. "Active In-Text Citation Instruction & Practice." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2019.