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To earn full credit for Writing Journal #13, please answer all 17 questions and write a total of at least 300 words.
Questions about Using Sources
Instructions: Think of a time you had to write a paper that required you to use sources. Then, answer questions 1 – 3:
What class was the assignment for, and what did the assignment ask you to do?
Approximately how many sources did you use for that assignment?
What did you find challenging about using material from a printed source in your essay?
Questions about the Textbook Pages
Instructions: Read pages 539 – 549 in your textbook. Then, answer questions 4 – 10 below.
According to the section titled “Integrating Sources into Your Work,” what are the steps of integrating source material into your essay?
The textbook discusses introductory verbs: tell the function of an introductory verb and give an example of one.
According to the textbook, what three tasks does an explanatory sentence accomplish?
What does it mean to summarize something?
How is a paraphrase different from a summary?
What does the textbook say is one common mistake students often make when writing a paraphrase?
According to the section titled “Quoting,” what does a quotation involve?
Questions about EBSCOhost
Instructions: During class, we discussed database research, and Ms. Wilson showed the class how to search a database called EBSCOhost. Please go to EBSCOhost and search for articles you could use for Essay #3. (To find EBSCOhost, you must go to Lincoln’s library webpage, click on the word “Find” to get a dropdown menu, select “electronic resources and databases,” and then select “EBSCOhost.”) Then, answer questions 11 – 17.
Search your topic. What search terms did you use, and how many articles did you find? (For an idea of how to answer this question, see the blue text below.)
I searched “college success” and pulled up 22,631 articles.
Limit your search to “full text” articles only. Remember that one way to limit your search is to look on the left-hand side of the screen and find the words “Limit to”; then click on the box next to “Full Text.” How many articles did you find? (For an idea of how to answer this question, see the blue text below.)
I found 13,355 articles that had the full text.
Next search your topic using search terms that are different than the ones you searched for question #8 above. What search terms did you use this time, and how many articles did you find? (For an idea of how to answer this question, see the blue text below.)
This time I searched “helping college students succeed” and found only 163 articles.
Again, limit your search to “full text” articles only. How many articles did you find? (For an idea of how to answer this question, see the blue text below.)
129 of these articles had the full text.
Now continue searching for “full text” articles until you find one article that you might use as evidence or support in your third essay. Open the article by clicking on the words that say “PDF Full Text.” What is the title of the article and how many pages is it?
Look on the right-hand side of the screen and note the icons. The icon on the top is the printer icon. Hover your cursor over those icons until you find the one that says “Cite.” Click on it. This will bring up several different citation formats. Scroll down to the MLA format for a Works Cited page. Then, write the MLA citation for that article below. (You may copy and paste it if you’d like. For an idea of what your answer will look like, see the blue text below.)
Hoops, Leah D., and Ashley Artrip. "College Student Success Course Takers’ Perceptions Of College Student Effectiveness." Learning Assistance Review (TLAR) 21.2 (2016): 55-67. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 9 Nov. 2016.
Describe your thoughts about EBSCOhost, and tell whether or not you think you will use it for Essay #3 or anytime in the future. (If you don’t know what to say to describe your thoughts, you might consider these questions: Have you ever used EBSCOhost before? Have you used a different electronic database before, and is it anything like EBSCOhost? What do you think is useful about EBSCOhost? What did you find challenging about it?)

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