Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism
This short supplementary textbook will help all students who use research in writing, from those writing a short essay with a few sources to those ... Show synopsis This short supplementary textbook will help all students who use research in writing, from those writing a short essay with a few sources to those writing a full-scale major research paper. The easy-to-follow advice will have students writing better research papers right away. Detailed, example-filled instruction about proper source use and citation gives students all the information they need to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Focusing on practical and effective strategies for incorporating sources, the book teaches students how to add strength to their argument and interest to their writing through the skillful use of sources; select, evaluate, and prepare sources for use; and avoid plagiarism through the proper use of quotation, paraphrase, summary, and citation. Activities at the end of each chapter help students internalize their newly acquired skills. An instructor's answer key is included, making it easy to start using this book right away. The examples in the book are presented in both APA and MLA citation styles, though the book will be a useful resource regardless of the particular style of citation and bibliography you require in your classes. Helps your students learn how to avoid plagiarism while they discover techniques for writing better research papers. New to this edition: APA and MLA citation styles have been updated throughout the text. Also new: More material on research strategies and source selection (Chapter 2), a chapter on quoting sources effectively (Chapter 4), and a chapter on grammar and mechanics (Chapter 9) have been added.