Presentation on theme: "Avoiding Plagiarism Parenthetical Citations. What is plagiarism? Using someone else’s ideas or words without telling your reader where you took it from."— Presentation transcript:
What is plagiarism? Using someone else’s ideas or words without telling your reader where you took it from Essentially, it is like you are lying to your reader.
What are Parenthetical Citations When a writer directly puts into the text a note from where he or she got the information Parenthetical or “in-text” citation allows your reader to know from what source each idea/fact came “In 2007, 37 percent of American adults sought medical information from the internet regarding a health problem they were experiencing before consulting a doctor” (Smith 38).
How to Punctuate Citations Use quotations to surround all text that you are taking directly from the passage “When the sun comes back and the first quail calls, / Follow the drinking gourd” Use parenthesis to surround the source information (author/title and page number) “When the sun comes back and the first quail calls, / Follow the drinking gourd” (Follow the Drinking Gourd) Then finish with the period “When the sun comes back and the first quail calls, / Follow the drinking gourd” (Follow the Drinking Gourd).
What does this mean for us? Use direct quotes as your story examples “For the old man is a-waiting for to carry you to freedom / If you follow the drinking gourd” (Follow the Drinking Gourd). Every time you quote a passage using quotation marks, you MUST follow it with your own words explaining how it supports your answer This line tells the listener that if he/she follows the North Star, which is located in the big dipper, then it will take them to the person who will lead them to freedom.
Homework How does the use of allusion affect the meaning of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”? Use the chorus and one verse (of your choosing) to answer the prompt Remember…paragraph format Topic sentence (answers the prompt) At least 3 textual examples with explanation of how they support your answer (use the parenthetical citations) Clincher sentence
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