Ethical Infographic (E.L.A)

By: Meena Caldwell Hour: 3rd hour

Ethical Infographic

In this infographic i'm going to talk about how to gather relevant information, how to use search terms, how to decide of a website or resource is credible and accurate, the difference between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing, what plagiarism is, and MLA citations are.
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What Is Plagiarizing and how to avoid it?

Plagiarizing is taking the authors ideas, words, expressions. You also don't give the author his or her credit and you use it as if it is your own. How to avoid plagiarizing, you can avoid plagiarizing by using quotations, citing you sources, and giving the author credit for his/her article or story.

The difference between paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting

Summarizing is putting the main idea of the author into your own words. Should be cited also. Quotation of quotations are the exact words of the author that is copied word from word. When using quotation you ALWAYS have a quotation sign (") and ALWAYS cite your sources. Paraphrasing is putting the authors ideas in you own words; it must be cited.


Examples:

Quotation: " California most dangerous natural disasters are earthquakes, hurricanes, and lightning and thunderstorms."

Summarizing: Too summarize the story of "Too good to be true" is that April nearly lost her best friend, she made the dance team, she lost her boyfriend, and her neighbor Matt and her had a lot of personal encounters that past summer and this 8th grade school year.

Paraphrasing: Babe Ruth changed baseball, he made it go from a "grind it out style to one of the most powerful and high scoring games."

How to use search terms?

When you're researching try to find "Advanced Search" and if you do have it then type in what your researching then put what you do not want, do, and what else you want.

This would for for "Explora middle school."

How to decide whether a website is credible and accurate?

First you should always see what the the end of the URL ends with. If it ends with a .gov, .edu, etc, then that cite is more than likely credible and accurate. If the URL has .com, then you should check to see of the cite is credible and accurate, but if it ends with .gov, .edu, etc then the source is going to be to more accurate and credible than a URL that ends with .com.