Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism

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9781884585937: Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism

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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