This chapter contains the following sections:
- PART A:Avoiding Plagiarism
- PART B:Writing a Summary
- PART C:Using Direct and Indirect Quotation
Now more than ever before, it is important for you to know how to find, evaluate,
and use information from outside sources-that is, sources outside yourself (for
example, books, articles, Internet sites, or other people). In some college courses,
you will write papers with no outside sources. However, many courses and jobs
will require you to refer to outside sources as you write reports, essays, and research
Besides, information from outside sources can vastly enrich your
writing with facts, statistics, experts' ideas, and more.
In this chapter, you will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. You
will also learn and practice three excellent ways to use outside sources in your
writing:summarizing, quoting directly, and quoting indirectly.
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