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How To Use Your Sources


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How To Use Your Sources

  1. 1. How to Use Your Sources<br />Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Properly Citing to Avoid Plagiarism<br />Kate Hammond<br />Perkiomen School<br />February 2010<br />
  2. 2. What is Plagiarism?<br />“the practice of taking someone else&apos;s work or ideas and passing them off as one&apos;s own” <br /> (Oxford Dictionary of English, 2005.)<br />
  3. 3. Beyond Copying & Pasting<br />There are many ways to plagiarize!<br />Purposeful <br />Accidental<br />
  4. 4. When in doubt, CITE IT!<br />
  5. 5. Quotations<br />“The Depression had caused many Americans to reconsider their political outlook” (Bird & Sherwin, 115).<br />
  6. 6. Paraphrasing<br /> Many Americans’ political beliefs were affected because of the Depression (Bird & Sherwin, 115).<br />
  7. 7. Facts that are not generally known<br />Three out of four Californians were registered Republicans in 1930; by 1938 there were twice as many Democrats as Republicans (Bird & Sherwin).<br />
  8. 8. My teachers keep telling me to use MLA format when writing papers and citing sources. What the %@#$ is MLA?!?!<br />
  9. 9. Modern Language Association<br />MLA style tells you how to format your papers, quotations, and citations<br />Use your Hacker Pocket Style Manual to help you<br />See the wiki for more online guides<br />
  10. 10. WHY?<br />Helps you avoid plagiarizing<br />Helps your teacher recognize which ideas are yours, and which are bits of evidence you’ve gathered through excellent research!<br />It’s for your own good!!!<br />
  11. 11. Works Cited<br />Bird, Kai, and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.<br />&quot;plagiarism noun&quot;  The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.  Perkiomen School.  9 February 2010<br />