Paraphrasing/Note Taking for Research

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Paraphrasing/Note Taking for Research

  1. 1. Note Taking for Research Papers Or, Summarize; Don’t Plagiarize!
  2. 2. Plagiarism <ul><li>It is WRONG. </li></ul><ul><li>It is just like STEALING and LYING. </li></ul><ul><li>People do it a lot and don’t get caught, </li></ul><ul><li>BUT IT IS STILL WRONG! </li></ul><ul><li>And if you do get caught, it can be very serious. Just ask Barak Obama! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Use quotes and cite <ul><li>“ An artist never draws a final picture on the first try,” (Soloff, p.3). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Black widows don’t go around looking for someone to bite,” (Faclam, p.15). </li></ul><ul><li>Use quotes when you present examples of an author’s style, or you just can’t say it better yourself. Do we really need to quote the information above? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paraphrase <ul><li>“ An artist never draws a final picture on the first try,” (Soloff, p.3). </li></ul><ul><li>“ Black widows don’t go around looking for someone to bite,” (Faclam, p.15). </li></ul><ul><li>It takes more than one try for any artist to draw his final picture. </li></ul><ul><li>A black widow spider will not hunt you down to bite you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Try this. <ul><li>“ A small, glowing green Australian jumping spider hunts big game. After a mighty four-inch leap, it sinks its fangs into a dragonfly’s neck. Even if this huge insect takes off, the spider hangs on until its venom works and the dragonfly makes a crash landing.” (Facklam, p.26) </li></ul>
  6. 6. First, write just key words and ideas <ul><li>Jumping spiders </li></ul><ul><li>4” leaps </li></ul><ul><li>Catch bigger insects </li></ul><ul><li>uses fangs, venom </li></ul><ul><li>These are your NOTES. You write them in your research grid or on note cards. </li></ul>
  7. 7. When you write your first draft, paraphrase from your notes. <ul><li>Jumping spiders </li></ul><ul><li>4 in leaps </li></ul><ul><li>Catch bigger insects </li></ul><ul><li>uses fangs, venom </li></ul><ul><li>Jumping spiders are amazing! They can catch insects much bigger than themselves by using their fangs and venom. These spiders can jump at least 4 inches in distance to nab their prey. </li></ul>
  8. 8. List the books and other sources you use on your last page. <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Facklam, Margery. Spiders and their websites. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Soloff-Levy, Barbara. How to Draw Ghosts, Goblins, and Witches . NY: Watermill, 1985. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic MLA style follows this form: </li></ul><ul><li>Last, First. Title . City: Publisher, Date. </li></ul>

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