ARGH. Okay, I know it's a 100-level class, and they're learning to write English papers, but this is the second paper of the semester. I have told them (before the first paper) that they need citations. I have downgraded them (on the first paper) for not having citations. I have offered them the chance to revise for a better grade (on the first paper) if they would just include citations. And I have gone over the whole paper thing (on handing back the first paper), focusing on the need for sufficient citations.
If multiple students still hand in their second paper with essentially no textual citations, am I doing something wrong here? This is so simple and straightforward, I honestly don't get why they're not at least making a half-hearted attempt to quote a few lines from the text! What is going on???