V. Effective Communication

nextIV. Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Information

A. Clear and coherent oral and written communication

1. Use appropriate oral communication techniques depending on the context or nature of the interaction.

a. Debate the pros and cons of a research question.
b. Prepare for and actively participate in a class discussion on a historical conflict.

2. Use conventions of Standard Written English.

a. Utilize standard written English in formal writing assignments and proof-read to correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
b. Share drafts of writing assignments with teachers, parents, or other students, and then revise as appropriate.

B. Academic integrity

1. Attribute ideas and information to source materials and authors.

a. Identify ethical issues and consequences surrounding plagiarism.
b. Demonstrate knowledge of copyright and fair use laws by adherence to these laws in all assignments.
c. Reference research material using appropriate citation/referencing styles (e.g., The Modern Language Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, The University of Chicago Manual of Style).
d. Write an essay that includes citations of both paraphrased material and directly quoted material.
e. Identify the code of conduct involving academic honesty at your school, a local college, or university, and list several examples of what constitutes a violation of this code and the punishment for violating it.
f. Explain why an academic integrity standard is necessary and the consequences of violating it.