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I think it’s fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions: the burning certainty that we’re unique geniuses, and the constant fear that we’re witless frauds who are speeding toward epic failure.

— Scott Lynch

Often students plagiarize because they are unfamiliar with expectations for academic writing. This workshop reviews what needs to be cited and how to quote directly, summarize, and paraphrase. We review why scholars use citation and emphasize its importance to ethical scholarship. Several useful exercises help students learn to differentiate between correct and incorrect ways of summarizing, paraphrasing, and directly citing sources.






View this presentation on video (19:50 minutes). Videotaped workshops are an alternative to in-class workshops.

This presentation includes several sound clips that will not play on this page.


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