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COMN 100: Intro to Communication

Before We Start

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You can access the slides from today's class here.

Pause #1

With the person sitting next to you, create the citation for the following article. Pay attention to capitalization, italics, and punctuation!

Author: Claudia Davidson

Year: 2023

Journal info: DttP: A Quarterly Journal of Government Information Practice & Perspective. Volume 51, Issue 3, Pages 17-23.

Article title: Book Censorship in the United States: A Government Documents Story


Activity #1

Work with your neighbors to construct the citations on this worksheet WITHOUT USING A CITATION GENERATOR. Pay close attention to capitalization, and indicate italics with slashes around the text /like so/. Use Purdue OWL for help with the formatting.

Pause #2

Zaslavsky, V. (2022). Censorship In The Soviet Union. Society, 59(3), 288–294.

Is this citation correctly formatted? (Remember to check capitalization and punctuation!)
Yes: 25 votes (18.25%)
No: 112 votes (81.75%)
Total Votes: 137

Activity #2

Step 1: Spend two minutes looking over the article below by yourself. Determine whether you think the article is a scholarly source, and make note of what makes you think that.

Step 2: After a few minutes, discuss your thoughts with the person sitting next to you. Work together to come to a consensus and record your answer on the Padlet.