How Do We Use Sources Responsibly Lb

How Do We Use Sources Responsibly

  • For scholars, nearly every paper is a research paper.
  • Copying from others denies you the opportunity to learn.
  • Plagiarism - Copying someone else's words or ideas without attribution.
  • Unauthorized Collaboration - Always ask your instructor, in advance, about what kinds of collaboration he allows.
  • Recycled Writing - You can't learn something new if you don't do the work.

Tips for avoiding plagiarism

  • Get to know your honor code so you'll know how your school handles academic integrity,
  • As you read, pay careful attention to how writers use their sources.
  • Maintain careful notes as you read and conduct research.
  • Don't be tempted to write your paper and then go back to fill in the citations.
  • Don't procrastinate.

We create linkages by telling readers

Why a quote is there, What it means, and How it's related to, or supports, our argument

How Do We Know When We Need to Cite Something?

  • Always cite quotations and paraphrases
  • Cite summaries
  • Cite statistics

A bibliographic citation includes everything that a reader would need to know to find the exact source that you used.

  • Author name(s)
  • Title(s)
  • Publication information (when, where, and who published the source)
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