All work must be completed by you and submitted for this class only and no other. No matter how informal the post or assignment, you must CITE YOUR SOURCES, so that your readers can retrace your research. All blog posts and assignments must include complete bibliographic citations for ALL texts, images, and media used (including assigned texts) following MLA Style (Rules for Writers includes a basic MLA style guide, the OWL at Purdue has a searchable guide, and I’ve posted an MLA Style Synopsis on our website, which both describes and models MLA Style). As we migrate into digital environments, citation practices change. The important thing is to acknowledge all sources quoted, paraphrased, and consulted, in a clear and consistent way that allows your reader to locate the original source. Hyperlinks are helpful additions, but they do not substitute for a full citation.
Image use: Use CreativeCommons.org to find images that are in the public domain, and remember that you must still follow any citation practices requested by the creator of the image. Use the caption area to identify the author and/or title of the image, when available, and include a full image citation in your Works Cited. You may also embed a link to the original source in the image and/or citation, but a link does NOT constitute a citation.
You are encouraged to see us for help, to use the Writing Center, and to exchange writing with classmates in the Collaboratory ONLY, provided you indicate in your pledge or in an Acknowledgements section who helped you and how.