|A Weekly Journal
The class took place on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the education and recreation hall. As has been my norm, I took time to write all the activities that the students would undertake in class and prepared all the class material that I needed to use for this class. The first thing that I did when I entered the hall was to distribute hard copies of the lesson objectives while exchanging pleasantries with my students. I also distributed the worksheets that the students needed to complete the class activities.
I took time at the beginning of the class, that is, during the warm-up and introduction session to refresh the minds of the students on the concepts of research proposal and research writing that we tackled in a previous lesson. I pointed out that a vital component of research that we did not talk about at large or in detail in that lesson was referencing and in-text citation. As such, I explained to them that this class was to be based solely on proper referencing and in-text citation. The reaction the students was quite positive since a number of stated that they were not fully conversant with the proper way to put references and in-text citations in research papers.
I started by elaborating the various paper formats such as APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago, Turabian, Oscola and ASA among others. As the lesson proceeded, I demonstrated how to put in-text citations and write references in discordant formats including MLA, APA, Harvard and Turabian among others. So as not to confuse the students I gave practical examples on the whiteboard and also showed them samples of sentences that have in-text citations and references at the end of the research papers for article, books, newspapers, webpages, videos, films and journals cited among others. The students evinced extensive understanding of the concepts of in-text citation and referencing. At the end of the lesson the students reflected on what they learned from this lesson.A Weekly Journal
Kindly find the attached Lesson Plan 11 linked in the appendix.