Here's a few tips, kids.
- Unless you already write like a professional journalist, don't copy a newspaper article for your paper.
- Changing "Heroin traditionally has been associated with older junkies in urban areas ..." to "Usually heroin is associated with older junkies in urban areas ..." is still plagiarism.
- Confessing to me that you "did a little research" in your self-evaluation still does not excuse the above.
- Taking your introduction from here and your body paragraphs from here does not qualify as "a little research," nor does it qualify as writing.
- When I say to "write what you know," odds are you don't know jack shit about black tar heroin. Pick a different topic.
On the desk:
- 2 annotated bibliographies
- 17 8-page research papers (I may have culled the good ones to get me motivated to start; this strategy may prove to have been a mistake)
- 7 6-page group projects proposing a solution to a campus problem (4 of these are on the laundry rooms)
- 8 3-page essays complaining about a problem at school (no solution required)
- 42 finals
- 8 finals