The basic format that students will use for their book reports is fairly simple. However, punctuation matters in this, so students beware!
Lastname, firstname. Book Title. Location: Publisher, year. Type. (The "type" refers to if you find it on the web or read it in a good old-fashioned book.
Roth, Veronica. Divergent. New York: HarperCollins, 2011. Print.
We'll be using this for our book reports and research papers when we get to them. As students get to higher levels of English, this will be required knowledge, just like a formula in math.
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