APA Format: In-Text Citations, Quotations, Paraphrases to Avoid Plagiarism

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plagiarism is the unacknowledged borrowing of materials from another source the word unacknowledged means that it lacks an accurate citation or any citation at all borrowing can refer to borrowing exact wording or imitating the source plagiarism usually happens when we quote or paraphrase from a source which are the two main ways to use sources in our writing it’s easy to avoid problems when quoting a source simply make sure that you 1 bracket the exact words and quote marks to introduce the quote and 3 add a citation for example here’s an original passage from Sarah Graham who wrote in Scientific American breast cancer is the type of cancer most closely linked with women in the public consciousness but lung cancer has now surpassed it as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this quotation first we double-check for quotation marks at the beginning and end of the quote next we add a signal phrase Graham reports and third we add the citation information called for by the style guide we are using MLA APA Chicago etc however as you know it’s important to limit the number of direct quotations you use from sources and your writing paraphrasing lets you use information from a source without quoting it directly a paraphrase doesn’t mean putting a quotation entirely in your own words a paraphrase means to translate the quote into your own phrases your own sentences your own language for example here’s the original passage again from Graham to paraphrase it or to translate the quote into our own wording we will have to repeat certain keywords like breast cancer and women some words are so common you cannot help but use them v of butt and so forth so the key to a successful paraphrase is to rewrite the quotation into your own way of speaking or writing for example we could rewrite the quote from Graham this way although the public may think breast cancer is more prevalent actually lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women citation Graham 2004 as you see although we repeated some words like public women breast cancer and lung cancer we successfully rewrote the original into our own way of saying it then added a citation finally remember that to avoid plagiarism you must cite any information attained from a source whether you quote that source or whether you paraphrase it remember that basic rule and you’ll be able to make good use of source material

APA Format: In-Text Citations, Quotations, Paraphrases to Avoid Plagiarism

plagiarism is the unacknowledged borrowing of materials from another source the word unacknowledged means that it lacks an accurate citation or any citation at all borrowing can refer to borrowing exact wording or imitating the source plagiarism usually happens when we quote or paraphrase from a source which are the two main ways to use sources in our writing it’s easy to avoid problems when quoting a source simply make sure that you 1 bracket the exact words and quote marks to introduce the quote and 3 add a citation for example here’s an original passage from Sarah Graham who wrote in Scientific American breast cancer is the type of cancer most closely linked with women in the public consciousness but lung cancer has now surpassed it as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this quotation first we double-check for quotation marks at the beginning and end of the quote next we add a signal phrase Graham reports and third we add the citation information called for by the style guide we are using MLA APA Chicago etc however as you know it’s important to limit the number of direct quotations you use from sources and your writing paraphrasing lets you use information from a source without quoting it directly a paraphrase doesn’t mean putting a quotation entirely in your own words a paraphrase means to translate the quote into your own phrases your own sentences your own language for example here’s the original passage again from Graham to paraphrase it or to translate the quote into our own wording we will have to repeat certain keywords like breast cancer and women some words are so common you cannot help but use them v of butt and so forth so the key to a successful paraphrase is to rewrite the quotation into your own way of speaking or writing for example we could rewrite the quote from Graham this way although the public may think breast cancer is more prevalent actually lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women citation Graham 2004 as you see although we repeated some words like public women breast cancer and lung cancer we successfully rewrote the original into our own way of saying it then added a citation finally remember that to avoid plagiarism you must cite any information attained from a source whether you quote that source or whether you paraphrase it remember that basic rule and you’ll be able to make good use of source material

APA Format: In-Text Citations, Quotations, Paraphrases to Avoid Plagiarism

plagiarism is the unacknowledged borrowing of materials from another source the word unacknowledged means that it lacks an accurate citation or any citation at all borrowing can refer to borrowing exact wording or imitating the source plagiarism usually happens when we quote or paraphrase from a source which are the two main ways to use sources in our writing it’s easy to avoid problems when quoting a source simply make sure that you 1 bracket the exact words and quote marks to introduce the quote and 3 add a citation for example here’s an original passage from Sarah Graham who wrote in Scientific American breast cancer is the type of cancer most closely linked with women in the public consciousness but lung cancer has now surpassed it as the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in this quotation first we double-check for quotation marks at the beginning and end of the quote next we add a signal phrase Graham reports and third we add the citation information called for by the style guide we are using MLA APA Chicago etc however as you know it’s important to limit the number of direct quotations you use from sources and your writing paraphrasing lets you use information from a source without quoting it directly a paraphrase doesn’t mean putting a quotation entirely in your own words a paraphrase means to translate the quote into your own phrases your own sentences your own language for example here’s the original passage again from Graham to paraphrase it or to translate the quote into our own wording we will have to repeat certain keywords like breast cancer and women some words are so common you cannot help but use them v of butt and so forth so the key to a successful paraphrase is to rewrite the quotation into your own way of speaking or writing for example we could rewrite the quote from Graham this way although the public may think breast cancer is more prevalent actually lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women citation Graham 2004 as you see although we repeated some words like public women breast cancer and lung cancer we successfully rewrote the original into our own way of saying it then added a citation finally remember that to avoid plagiarism you must cite any information attained from a source whether you quote that source or whether you paraphrase it remember that basic rule and you’ll be able to make good use of source material