How Do We Use Sources Responsibly Megan L

Write with Integrity

  • Plagiarism: Copying work without giving credit to the original author.

Copying for others doesn't help a person learn what they are writing.

  • Unauthorized Collaboration: Scholars rarely write alone
  • Tips for avoiding plagiarism

Get to know you r honor code
Pay careful attention on how writers use their sources
Make careful notes as you read and research
Don't write your paper and them go back and fill in citations
Don't procrastinate.

Quote and Integrate Sources

  • Create a conversation

Why the quote is there
what it means
how it's related to, or supports, or argument

  • Interpret the Source
  • Explain how the quotation relates to our argument
  • Tell readers what makes the quotation significant
  • Consider ways to make a source our own
  • Paragraphing
  • original text
  • proper paraphrase
  • proper paraphrase with quotation
  • Patchwriting

Citing Sources

  • Cite your sources to give the original author credit
  • How do you Know?
  • Always cite any information you had to get from a website
  • Cite statistics, dates, and other details
  • So many styles
  • MLA
  • APA
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