Ethical Research Practices (Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing…
Ethical Research Practices
What is MLA citation?
MLA citation is the main source that you should use to cite a source in your bibliography.
Where do you find MLA citations?
You find it by clicking on cite in certain databases and then scroll down until you find it.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
How do you avoid plagiarism?
You avoid plagiarism you don't use other people's work as your own. If you are going to use someones work you need to paraphrase it and in the bibliography cite where you got it from.
How to use search terms correctly
Use search terms to narrow your research.
When a project is assigned look for
topic , resource, write/ edit, turn in
Narrowing down topics
You see a topic can be a big thing but if you simple it down to exercise or eating right then that will help
Can i go back and edit?
Yes but when you do look and see if you can teek the topic and what type of research you used and what your writing looks like
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Sumarizing: Telling the main idea and central ideas of someones writing.
Paraphrasing: Putting someones work into your own words.
Quoting: Taking a peice of someones work and putting it into your own.
Cite all of these in your bibliorgraphy!
How to gather relevant information from print (hard copy) or digital sources
To generate a perfect research statement you need to use key words that are connected to your topic.
Some easy ways to find information are through- Databases, a library or a simple google search.