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The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing.

— John Green

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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