Avoiding Plagiarism

Step 1:

Oral Reading skills?  The same.  Imaginative capabilities?  The same.  Ability to stay focused?…the same.  The ability to work cooperatively?  The same.  Willingness to take risks?  The same.  Ease at fitting in?…they’re the same too.  Well, not exactly the same.  The Waverly students lacked the subtleties that, fairly or not, cue mainstream folks about a persons education level and sophistication.

Step 2:

Reading levels?  Equal.  Imagination?  Equal.  Attention span?  Equal.  Cooperation skills?  Equal.  Adventurousness?  Equal.  Confidence?  Equal.  Well, almost equal.  The Waverly students lacked certain skills that set them apart as less educated or less sophisticated.

Step 3:

Reading levels?  Equal.  Imagination?  Equal.  Attention span?  Equal.  Cooperation skills?  Equal.  Adventurousness?  Equal.  Confidence?  Equal.  Well, almost equal.  The Waverly students lacked certain skills that set them apart as less educated or less sophisticated. (Eaton 283)

Eaton, Susan E. The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 2007. Print.

Step 4:

Even though the differences between the students of Waverly and the Students of Marlborough were very slim, a there was a clear distinction that set the Waverly students apart.  Their lack of knowledge of even simple subjects such as proper vocabulary put them at a disadvantage, and it was not the fault of the individual students.  (Eaton 283)

Step 5:

Even though the differences between the students of Waverly and the Students of Marlborough were very slim, a there was a clear distinction that set the Waverly students apart.  Their lack of knowledge of even simple subjects such as proper vocabulary put them at a disadvantage, and it was not the fault of the individual students, “The Waverly students lacked the subtleties that, fairly or not, cue mainstream folks about a persons education level and sophistication” (Eaton 283).  The inequalities between schooling in the suburbs and in Hartford is reflected through the differences in the schools’ respective students.

Eaton, Susan E. The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 2007. Print.

 

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  1. Step 4 is missing a citation to the original work, which is required to properly paraphrase.

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