AP GOV: Mock Election Project
Position Paper Outline
Position Paper Grading Rubric
How Students Plagiarize:
•Copying and pasting from the Internet
•Copying directly out of print resources (books, newspapers, etc.)
•Buying or borrowing papers
•Not citing sources
•IT’S EASY FOR STUDENTS TO DO, BUT EVEN EASIER FOR TEACHERS TO FIND.
Avoid Plagiarism by:
Citing Sources Requires Two Steps:
1. Creating Footnotes (at the bottom of each page)
2. Citing Sources in a Bibliography
**Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed.
Sample Paper from Purdue OWL
Online Citation Tools to Create a Bibliography:
Easy Bib: Use Chicago Style
Bibme: Use Chicago Style
Directions to Cite in Google and Word
Creating/Printing Footnotes in Google Docs
Creating a Bibliography in Word
Creating Footnotes in Microsoft Word
Annotated Bibliography: bibliography that includes brief explanations or notes for each reference/source
Relevant Sources of Information
Opposing Viewpoints: Opinions, magazines, reference articles
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Global Issues in Context: Articles, statistics, primary sources, videos, etc.
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RUHS Library: Click on CATALOG above.
Pima County Library
New York Times Collected news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files about topics
PolitiFact Search news keyword or browse fact checking of statements made by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups
5. Legal Documents, Agencies or News
Search cases and codes (U.S. federal and state), news and commentary
State Legislative Websites Directory
Search database of U.S. state legislatures, DC and territories for home page, bills, press rooms, statutes, etc.