- Find any 4 pieces of information that you have found from your research. This information should come from at least four different sources that you have found to be credible and useful to your research. Once you have identified these sources, do the following:
- Copy one paragraph from the source that includes information that you might want to use in your research paper. Type the section out EXACTLY as it is written in the original.
- Take one piece of specific information from the original information and write a direct quote using those exact words The direct quote needs to contain a signal phrases and use MLA in-text citations.
- Take the same information that you’ve just quoted and write it again, paraphrasing it into your own words. Remember to use MLA in-text citations.
Example (Using MLA In-text citation rules):
About half of the rise in sea level is due to thermal expansion. In addition oceans are rising because ice is melting. So far, most of that water has come from mountain glaciers and ice caps. If the Greenland ice sheet were to melt completely, it would release enough water to raise the sea level by 7 meters. West Antarctica’s melting would raise sea level by over 5 meters and East Antarctica by 50 meters. If the Earth were to lose just 8% of its ice, the consequences would be horrific. New York, London, Shanghai, and other low-lying cities would be submerged.
According to Lonnie G. Thompson and Gioietta Kuo in the article, “Climate Change,” “If the Earth were to lose just 8% of its ice, the consequences would be horrific. New York, London, Shanghai, and other low-lying cities would be submerged.”
According to Lonnie G. Thompson and Gioetta Kuo in the article, “Climate Change” even if the earth lost only 8% of its frozen waters, many cities below sea level would be engulfed under water.