Using Outside Material and Avoiding Plagiarism

Learning objectives:

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the value of incorporating someone else’s sources into your own writing.
  • Be more confident about incorporating someone else’s sources into your own writing.
  • Be able to distinguish the differences among the following three strategies summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.
  • Decide when to use each strategy appropriately in different situations.
  • Interpret and create basic citations in several common formats
  • Determine the difference between plagiarism of ideas and plagiarism of words
  • Use the strategies above to successfully use outside material while avoiding plagiarism

 

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University Academic Writing for International Students: A Usage-based Approach [BETA] by Carol Lynn Moder; Alys Avalos-Rivera; Ho'omana Nathan Horton; Miriam Kinfe; Paul Sims; Seth French; and Yelin Zhao is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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