How Do I Cite?
You can cite your sources by quoting, summarizing, and/or paraphrasing. Remember: All instances require a citation!
||What? Using the Author’s exact words
How? Use “quotation marks” to mark someone else’s words
- To support or add credibility to your arguments.
- When the original is difficult to rephrase.
- When original wording is great!
||What? Condensed/distilled version of the author’s words or ideas
Why? To include only main points of the original text
Tip: A summary is shorter than a paraphrase and covers main points only.
- Restating, in your own words, the author’s words or ideas
- To simplify or clarify the original text
- To demonstrate comprehension of original source
- Rewrite it using your own words
- Rewrite it using your own sentence structure
- Quote distinctive words or phrases taken from the original source
- Accurately represent the author
- Always cite the source of your information
Caravello, P. Avoiding plagiarism: Strategies & resources. Presentation.