Q2 The Source Step 1

7. Be Legal & Fair


Make sure you understand Plagiarism by playing the Plagiarism video (3:39) embedded above, for 5 easy steps to learn how to avoid it. Direct link.

Copy or download and save this 7.Q2 Poem and Lyric Assignment Document for the Step 1 and Step 2 pages.

1. Choose a poem or some lyrics that interest you and are school-appropriate.

Screenshot of TeenInk website link for Poetry

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2. Copy and paste into your document one stanza (a group of 4 or more lines arranged together as a unit) from the poem, including:

  • The title, author of the poem or lyrics,  URL of the website where you copied it from, and the date when you found the poem or lyrics.

3. Cite your Poem or Lyric

  • It's time to give credit where credit is due. Use one of the citation-making sites provided to create a citation for the poem or Lyrics you have selected. Your teacher may recommend one citation-making tool over the others.

Some Citation-Making sites:

You may be prompted to choose the type of resource you are citing (poem or lyric). Type the pertinent information into the citation maker that may include:

  • title of the work
  • author or copyright owner
  • the website you used to find it
  • the date it was created.
  • If other information is available you can also put that into the citation maker.
  • Submit the information and you will get a citation that you can copy and paste into your document.

Continue to the Step 2 Page to select and cite images or photos for the poem or lyrics.

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations