* This was written many years ago, by Master Cobra, John Klein, who founded Cobras.org in 1994.
Homework Help on Cobras
Doing your homework? Writing a report on cobras? Well you’re in good company. I’ve had thousands of visitors to my site doing the same thing. I’ve learned a lot from them, so here’s some tips:
1. You don’t need to ask permission to use my information or pictures for your report. One of the main reasons my site exists is to help people learn more about cobras. I receive hundreds of e-mails from kids that have done their reports on cobras using my site, and I’m always happy to hear about that great grade you got. Please don’t e-mail me asking if you can use my pictures though, because the answer is yes! 🙂 Of course, if you want to use my info or pictures for something else, you do need to ask first. (Teachers, this applies to you too… feel free to use or duplicate any portion of my site for use in the classroom, printed, online or otherwise. The only restriction is that my material can not be included on compilation media such as CD-ROMs without my permission, which will undoubtedly be granted if asked.)
2. Go all the way through the Cobra Information Site before you start. There’s 18 pages of information on Cobras. It’s a good idea to check them all out before you start doing your report so you can see what things you might want to include. Be careful though, you might actually learn something doing this. (eek!)
3. Can’t find something specific that you’re looking for? Odds are I’ve covered just about everything you’ll need for a school report, since my site is used by researchers too. Try my Search Engine first, then, if you have a specific question that isn’t answered by my site, feel free to write and ask. If I know, I’ll try to get back to you within a day or so. Keep in mind that I’m pretty busy running my businesses, so if you’re like me and do things at the last minute, better get on over to the library and look it up just in case I can’t get to you quick enough.
4. If things are moving a bit too slow or you want to print some pages, try the Low-bandwidth version of the Cobra Information Series. No snazzy backgrounds, sounds or other enhancements to slow you down here. Just the facts ma’am. Perfect for text browsers like Lynx or Screen readers for the handicapped, this is an exact duplicate of the full version trimmed for speed. There’s also Quick-Jump links directly to every page of the Series, so it’s great for fast lookups.
5. How to credit the information properly. Many students are required to do a bibliography showing where they got their information. Here’s the proper way to credit this site for it’s information:
* Cobra Master, Cobra Information Site, http://www.cobras.org, Electronic text, Published 1994-2015.
6. Where to get more information. Sometimes teachers require you to have more than one source of information. This can be tough since my site is the only one on the internet dedicated to cobra information. Some libraries don’t even have a single book on the subject (ours here in town doesn’t)! Well, I wish I had better news for you, but there’s really only one other site that I know of with anything more than what’s here, the National Geographic King Cobra Feature site (which I helped on). Also try surfing around my Linkssss page for general snake info.
7. OK, my homework’s done, now what? Once that report’s done, don’t leave! There’s over 100 pages on our site for you to surf around, learn, have fun and follow links. You’re sure to discover something interesting (can you find the secret pages?). Most importantly you have to sign our guestbook before you go!
Have any other tips that should be here? Drop us a note and let me know. 🙂