Writing with Sources concerns
- how to weave the ideas and language of others into the fabric of your texts
- how to quote, paraphrase, summarize
- how to navigate ethical concerns, plagiarism guidelines, copyright, and intellectual property.
Weaving the ideas and language of others into the fabric of your text can be challenging:
- If you add too many quotes, paraphrases, or summarizes into your text, your reader may become unsure about what ideas and language you wrote versus what you imported.
- if you don’t clarify the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose of the outside source, your reader may dismiss the source as Fake News.
Avoid unintended plagiarism.
Avoid being duped. Learn to be a critical consumer and producer of information. Critically evaluate information (e.g, distinguish fake news from real news). Be aware of ethical and unethical uses of information, including plagiarism. Strategically weave sources into your text without undermining your purpose, voice or tone.
Learn core competencies associated with identifying, finding, evaluating, applying, and acknowledging information.
Understand intellectual property, copyright, and . In our digital age, where users can easily download information, we must consider these issues from an ethical perspective as well.
Consider using a plagiarism checklist as you draft and edit your work.
Understand the ethical responsibilities of authors. Avoid plagiarism and academic dishonesty.