Ms O + 8.2
This is a Book Club for students of 8.2 to comment on, review, and discuss the books they are reading. Every week during Friday's class, students will use insideadog.com.au to make a comment on their book.
Each comment will include:
Title of book:
Author and publisher of book:
Number of chapters or pages read:
Rating out of 5 stars for the book so far: [*****]
Each comment will be two or more paragraphs long, and will be either:
- A character profile;
- An explanation of one plotline, or one problem or event that has taken place in your book;
- A brief biography of the author;
- A paragraph presenting some research on one of the real places or events in the book, and a paragraph explaining how it is important to the story;
- A chapter summary - like a blurb for one chapter;
- An imaginative/creative response to a character or event in your book (a story; a poem; a vignette [a short description of a scene]; a comic created in www.comicmaster.co.uk; an outside-the-text dialogue between characters);
- A description of an event from your book, a comment on how the main character reacted, and a comment on how you think you would react in the same circumstances;
- 3 quotes from your book, each with a detailed explanation of why you chose that quote, what it means within the story, and what it means to you;
IMPORTANT: THIS MUST BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS. COPYING AND PASTING FROM RESEARCH SOURCES IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN ENGLISH, AS IT DOES NOT QUALIFY AS WRITING.
If you wish to quote from a website, your quote must be no more than two sentences long, and it must be referenced correctly. Correct referencing requires you to cite your source in brackets after the quote, including the author's last name (if you can find their name), the name of the website, the URL (the website's address), and a page number if relevant.
(Author's Last Name, Name of Website, URL, p.Page Number)
If you need to quote from a book (including the book you are reading - the subject of your comment), your reference will include the book's title, the author's last name, the publisher (generally found on the spine of the book, or on the title page), and the page number.
(Title, Author's Last Name, Publisher, p.Page Number)
By referencing, and citing correctly you acknowledge other people's work, which has helped you to improve your own work. When you do not reference or cite correctly, you are committing intellectual property theft. It would be unwise to commit intellectual property theft and publish it on the internet - on a site like this. Please consider this when you are completing this requirement.