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Paraphrasing Your Research All slides adapted from: http://www.berea.edu/cltcr/documents/tipsheets/2-Researchwriting/G-Paraphrasing.pdf
Copying another person’s work or ideas and passing it off as your own Plagiarism Copying another person’s work or ideas and passing it off as your own 1.Using direct quotations of an author's words with a citation included. 2.Paraphrasing an author's words, again remembering to include a reference. There are 2 ways to avoid this offense Title image from: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/library/learning/plagiarismhttp://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/library/learning/plagiarism
#1: use direct quotations of an author’s words with citation included Writing an essay: Step 1: write down the full source in MLA format for your works cited page Step 2: begin and end the quote with quotation marks “ ” (you will want to choose only a part of the quote and embed it in your own words) Step 3: properly cite where you received this information in a parenthetical at the end Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
#1: use direct quotations of an author’s words with citation included For your research notes: Step 1: write down the full source in MLA format Step 2: begin and end the quote with quotation marks “ ” (write out as much of the quote as you need to fully understand the note – you can shrink it later in your PowerPoint) Step 3: properly cite where you received this information (write the page # if it is a print source, or identify the section of the website where you found the info)
#1: use direct quotations of an author’s words with citation included In your PowerPoint: You will need to directly cite sources within your PowerPoint presentation if you use direct quotes.
#2: Paraphrasing an author's words, again remembering to include a reference. Condensing, in your own words, the gist (big idea) of what the writer says. It is important to preserve the writer's point of view, but to present it in your own words and style. What is paraphrasing?
#2: Paraphrasing an author's words, again remembering to include a reference. When you simply wish to restate someone else's idea in your own words. When you wish to translate difficult, involved language into simple, easy language. When you wish to summarize the main idea of a selection, leaving out the illustrative details and examples that the writer furnishes. When do you paraphrase?
#2: Paraphrasing an author's words, again remembering to include a reference. Always use your own words and your own sentence structure. Write in a style that is natural to you. Do not change the essential nature of what the writer is saying - it is the writer's point of view that you are writing about. Although you need not put quotation marks around a paraphrased passage, you must give a citation in the appropriate form. Always Remember!
Example: ORIGINAL PASSAGE: "The criminal appeared to be of enormous girth. Indeed, he encountered such difficulty in maneuvering his massive frame through the front door of my apartment that I was enabled to telephone the local police before he had actually set foot in my humble residence!" PARAPHRASED VERSION: The criminal was so overweight that he couldn't even squeeze through my front door! Before he even got into my apartment, I had time to call the police. Notice how the second version has been simplified: long phrases, such as "appeared to be of enormous girth," have been pared down and replaced by simpler phrases, such as "overweight." You do not always need to simplify in paraphrasing, but in this case simplification was definitely necessary.
Don’t forget! In your PowerPoint: Whether you are directly quoting OR paraphrasing material, you need to give credit to your sources