The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 66 pages
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The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources_now in its third edition_offers the most thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources available today. This edition has new introductory material that uses current events to highlight the importance of writing ethics and clarity. The third edition also incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This succinct and accessible handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and Internet sources. It features samples, updated throughout, of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing, to help strengthen writing in any discipline.
 

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Contents

TRUTHINESS AND THE CHALLENGES OF ACADEMIC WRITING
1
Decisions to Make
3
Plagiarism
4
Popular Style Manuals
6
Elements Required in a Citation
8
WHEN DO YOU NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE A SOURCE?
10
Common Knowledge
11
using Textbooks as Sources
12
How to Show Additions and Deletions in a Quotation
26
HOW SHOULD YOU PUNCTUATE QUOTATIONS?
33
Ending a Quotation
34
Presenting Quotations withing Quotations
35
Quoting Poetry
36
Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation
37
HOW SHOULD YOU SELECT AND CITE ELECTRONIC AND INTERNET SOURCES?
39
A Sample Topic
41

Using Sources in Class Presentations
13
WHEN SHOULD YOU PARAPHRASE AND WHEN SHOULD YOU QUOTE?
16
HOW SHOULD YOU PARAPHRASE INFORMATION FROM A SOURCE?
18
Giving Credit to Your Source
20
The Importance of Accuracy in Paraphrasing
21
HOW SHOULD YOU QUOTE MATERIAL FROM A SOURCE?
23
How to Present a Quotation
24
Citing Internet Websites
44
Other Electronic Sources
45
A FURTHER NOTE ABOUT STYLE MANUALS
49
REVISION CHECKLIST FOR QUOTING AND PARAPHRASING
52
INTERNET RESOURCES
54
WORKS CITED
65
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

James P. Davis is associate professor at Denison University, where he teaches English and cultural studies.

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