1.       The Basics

·         This is planned so no one’s grade is hurt if you try to change some habits. That I am still going to make happen

·         But I did not do this time right. It was not as quick as planned

·   because of some family stuff of mine

·   because after 8 years of collecting data I have never seen one of the patterns I saw so
I need to figure out an additional way.


2.       Some things to look at before I return your papers. To say this ahead:

·         If you want to work You have to sign out your papers

·         if you already know all or part of this – This is great.

·         If you did not, but tried to teach yourself –This is even more exciting to me! 

·         If you did not, but are willing to try now –I am good with that and I will help you.


3.       Something I should have said about citation in the demo for the cheatsheet:

·         If you have used what is called inline citations, you just need to replace that good habit with the habit of putting a superscript in your words and the footnote below.
Fortunately, with Microsoft Word that is easy, OK?


·         Chicago Manual of Style and jobs or disciplines with money at stake are rigorous about evidence.

·         Chicago Manual of Style is about writing about history not collecting stuff for a term papers or repeating others’ words.  Click here for examples of why no one will pay you for this.

4.       Additional offer
Because I saw things in quantity that I had never seen before, there is this additional offer:
If you did the things I saw and if you try to change your habits enough by the 3rd Part writing and therefore earn above a C- (the 20.9) on the 3rd Part’s content, I will replace that 20.9 on the 1st Part content with whatever is the higher grade on the 3rd Part’s content.


5.       You will get back in this order:

·         Rubric with my marks (top) and a space for your required response (bottom)


·   Your name and what a # (1.11 or another number) and Cheatsheet Attached means
the 1.11 means (If you change, you get the full 20 out of 20)

·   If you have a letter grade from C to A marked

·   If you have the X’s marked
- the 20.9 means
- the 1.11 means (If you change, you get the full 30 out of 30)

·   The required response before I enter points (the pink stuff)

·         Your paper with Habit #s (like 2F) in the left margin
Plus so you all could succeed, I went back and—if you were incorrect--marked in blue or pink

·   where you could have put your superscript # (like 1) in your text

·   what you needed to put in the footnote at the bottom

·         The Cheatsheet if you attached one. Note: the offer to those who did not.


6.       How can I possibly mark that you “half-copy” plagiarized and I can prove it?

·         Please hear what I am trying to tell you:

·   It is not that you lack morals.

·   It is that you have a habit dangerous to your future either in future levels of classes or in a job.


·         How is it possible for me to mark it fast and prove it:

·   The Rules - The Bedford Handbook on half-copy plagiarism Chicago Manual of Style.

·   How I grade with the book side by side with your papers
Note well: It took me over 20 hours this weekend and more hours this morning. I must care what happens to you

7.       How can I possibly mark that you are factually inaccurate and I can prove it?
See the bullets in 4.
Or if you think I am wrong, you can show me on the textbook page why I am wrong. I am fine with your showing where you saw that meaning.
That’s what is neat and morally powerful about evidence, OK?

8.       What is puzzling me big time or these kinds of things:

·         3 of you did inline citation (the whole footnote) instead of the footnote superscript. You understood the key issue that no one can just say something is true without proof. That’s good! But do start using the footnote method.

·         4 of you attempted the correct footnote superscripts and footnote text. That’s great!

·         2 of you thought that you only had to cite quotations and not facts in your own words. Dangerous to good thinking! If a prof says do that, do that. But I will never say it so do not do it on these papers.

·          Over 1/3 thought you did not have to link each part of your words to a exact page of the source. Fatal to good thinking! If a prof says do that, do that. But I will never say it so do not do it on these papers.