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Mini lesson on paraphrasing. Learn to use sources properly in your writing by using citations, quotes and paraphrasing.

Mini lesson on paraphrasing. Learn to use sources properly in your writing by using citations, quotes and paraphrasing.

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  • 1. PARAPHRASING
  • 2. SOURCE The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • 3. STUDENT PAPER The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the news about the Tuskegee study was fresh and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of white selling black—was impossible to ignore.
  • 4. ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS?
  • 5. Problem 1: SKLOOT’S IDEAS WERE PRESENTED AS STUDENT’S OWN
  • 6. FIX IT, STEP 1: ADD IN-TEXT CITATION FOR PARAGRAPH
  • 7. IN-TEXT CITATION The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the news about the Tuskegee study was fresh and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of white selling black—was impossible to ignore (Skloot 197).
  • 8. OTHER PROBLEMS?
  • 9. Problem 2: PARAPHRASING AND QUOTING FROM THE SAME SOURCE
  • 10. PATCHWORK FROM SOURCE The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the news about the Tuskegee study was fresh and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of white selling black—was impossible to ignore (Skloot 197).
  • 11. FIX IT, STEP 2: ADD QUOTES FOR EXACT PHRASING
  • 12. QUOTES The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the “news about the Tuskegee study was fresh” and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of “white selling black”—was “impossible to ignore” (Skloot 197).
  • 13. QUOTES The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the “news about the Tuskegee study was fresh” and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of “white selling black”—was “impossible to ignore” (Skloot 197).
  • 14. QUOTES The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the “news about the Tuskegee study was fresh” and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of “white selling black”—was “impossible to ignore” (Skloot 197).
  • 15. QUOTES The news that the person behind the HeLa cells was an African-American woman was explosive. It came at a time when the “news about the Tuskegee study was fresh” and the Black Panthers were protesting that the US health-care system was racist. The racial connection—the idea of “white selling black”—was “impossible to ignore” (Skloot 197). This citation covers both the paraphrasing and the direct quotes.
  • 16. FIX IT MORE: and consider choosing more of your own words

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