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  • Adduce – bring forward for consideration
  • Reputable sources” friend’s cousin or Mr JamesNot expected to produce an original piece of researchTeachers know a lot and can often tell if you have understood what you have read by the sources you quote
  • Citing sources

    2. 2. What does ‘citing sources’ mean?<br />Cite: Quote (a book, passage, author, etc), esp. as an authority in support of a position; adduce or mention as an example, precedent, or proof … refer to.<br />(Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 2007)<br />
    3. 3. Why should one cite ?<br /><ul><li> To demonstrate to your reader that you have done your research and that you have used reputable sources
    4. 4. To acknowledge that you are quoting from someone else’s work
    5. 5. To help your reader follow the development of your argument
    6. 6. To give your reader sources that they can follow up</li></li></ul><li>When should you cite?<br /><ul><li>Every time you quote directly from someone’s work</li></ul>e.g. <br />“When writing a piece of work, whether essay, seminar paper, dissertation, project or article, it is essential that detailed and precise information on all sources consulted is included in your text and in the reference list at the end of your work”. (Pears & Shields, 2008)<br /><ul><li>Every time you paraphrase someone else’s work</li></ul>e.g.<br />It is of paramount importance that, whatever form your writing takes, all sources must be included both in the body of your work and in the bibliography. (Pears & Shields, 2008)<br />
    7. 7. Does it matter?<br />Yes<br />
    8. 8. Does it matter?<br />If you do not acknowledge where you got your information from, it is <br />calledPLAGIARISM<br />which means<br />STEALING SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK<br />
    9. 9. Does it matter?<br />3 TYPES OF PLAGIARISM<br />Not acknowledging you are quoting or paraphrasing someone else’s work<br />Getting someone else to help you write your paper<br />Buying a paper from the internet<br />
    10. 10. Does it matter?<br />It can have very serious consequences.<br /><ul><li>At the very least, you can be given a ZERO mark.
    11. 11. If it is a graduation project, this could affect whether you graduate or not.
    12. 12. Plagiarism can ruin lives…</li></li></ul><li>Does it matter?<br />
    13. 13. What not to do - <br />
    14. 14. What should be included in a citation?<br />Enough information to let the reader find the source you have quoted:<br />Title<br />Author<br />Publisher <br />Date of publication<br />Place of publication<br />
    15. 15. How to add a citation to your work<br />There are many conventions for preparing citations which involve different ways of presenting the information.<br />We will be using the MLA (Modern Language Association) referencing style<br />
    16. 16. How to make life easier<br />Microsoft Office 2007 <br /><br />
    17. 17. How to make life easier<br />
    18. 18. How to make life easier<br />
    19. 19. What do you need to do?<br />REMEMBER to keep track of all the sources you use<br />A useful way to do this is to set up an account with a bibliography and citation maker such as:<br />Easybib –<br />Or<br />Bibme –<br />
    20. 20. What do you need to do?<br />Whatever reading you do, first of all make a note of:<br />Author<br />Title<br />URL (and date of accession)<br />Publisher<br />Place of publication<br />Date of Publication<br />
    21. 21. Definitions<br />Citation: Written in the body of your work as an acknowledgement of the source of the quotation<br />At the end of your paper:<br />Citations/references: A list of all the sources you have quoted from<br />Bibliography: A list of all the sources you have consulted whether or not you have quoted from them<br />
    22. 22. Bibliography<br />