| Chapter 17: Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism
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Chapter 17: Summarizing, Quoting, and Avoiding Plagiarism

This chapter contains the following sections:
  • PART A:Avoiding Plagiarism
  • PART B:Writing a Summary
  • PART C:Using Direct and Indirect Quotation
Chapter introduction:

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 papers.

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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