Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism

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· This short supplementary textbook will help all students who use research in writing, from those writing a short essay with a few sources to those writing a full-scale major research paper.

· The easy-to-follow advice will have students writing better research papers right away.

· Detailed, example-filled instruction about proper source use and citation gives students all the information they need to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

· Focusing on practical and effective strategies for incorporating sources, the book teaches students how to:

· add strength to their argument and interest to their writing through the skillful use of sources

· select, evaluate, and prepare sources for use

· avoid plagiarism through the proper use of quotation, paraphrase, summary, and citation

· Activities at the end of each chapter help students internalize their newly acquired skills. An instructor’s answer key is included, making it easy to start using this book right away.

· The examples in the book are presented in both APA and MLA citation styles, though the book will be a useful resource regardless of the particular style of citation and bibliography you require in your classes.

· Helps your students learn how to avoid plagiarism while they discover techniques for writing better research papers.

· Updated APA and MLA citation styles and material on research strategies and source selection (Chapter 2), quoting sources effectively (Chapter 4), and grammar and mechanics (Chapter 9).

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