BY Trey Mastio
How do I gather relevant information from print or digital sources?
You can gather the best information if you first look up the topic with keywords and phrases, then look on some of the websites and make sure they are credible. Then pick the one you like. A website that is good at finding good information is:
How to decide whether a website or resource is credible and accurate
Difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
Quotations have to identical to the original thing that you are taking and you have to give the author credit for what you are taking.
Paraphrasing is when you put a passage into your own words. A paraphrase must still have a cited source.
Summarizing is when you are taking the main ideas of the passage or text and saying it in your own words. You still have to cite your source because you are taking an idea from the person.
What an MLA citation is
What is Plagiarism and how to avoid it
- Paraphrase - Paraphrasing is when you take something, but put into your own words. Wait though because you have to cite your source too.
- Cite - This usually has the addition of the authors and the date of when it was published.
- Quoting - When quoting a source, use the quote exactly the way it is. Quoting must be done correctly to avoid plagiarism.
- Citing Quotes - This is when you also tell the page number or paragraph number.
- Referencing - This is when you have a page full of citations for all the websites or authors you got the information from.