Liberal Arts: English-English-Writing

Liberal Arts: English-Writing

Avoiding Plagiarism
*see Social Issues: Copying, Mimicking, Plagiarism, Stealing, etc...

Cite a Source: How and Why You Should Do It

  • Citing Your Sources,

  • "..Why cite sources?
    Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must document the source you used. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the authors proper credit...

    College Research Papers : How to Write an APA Style Paper

    APA Citation Style & Format Model Research Paper (5th)

    MLA In Text Documentation

    Setting your essay to MLA format in Word 2007 , from
    "In this video tutorial, I explain how to set your essay to MLA format as well as how to set MLA to the default word format so that you will not have to set your documents to MLA again."

  • How do I cite sources?, from

  • "..This depends on what type of work you are writing, how you are using the borrowed material, and the expectations of your instructor.
    First, you have to think about how you want to identify your sources. If your sources are very important to your ideas, you should mention the author and work in a sentence that introduces your citation. If, however, you are only citing the source to make a minor point, you may consider using parenthetical references, footnotes, or endnotes.
    There are also different forms of citation for different disciplines. For example, when you cite sources in a psychology paper you would probably use a different form of citation than you might in a paper for an English class.
    Finally, you should always consult your instructor to determine the form of citation appropriate for your paper. You can save a lot of time and energy simply by asking "How should I cite my sources," or "What style of citation should I use?" before you begin writing.
    In the following sections, we will take you step-by-step through some general guidelines for citing sources....

    Journal Writing
    *a topic I covered for International Student Orientation (2010)

    How to Write a Journal

    The benefits of keeping a journal , from
    *like scrap booking
    ESL Instructor Fast Track Training Orientation (part 8) - Module Journal , from
    Writing Lessons : How to Keep a Personal Journal , from


    Writing Lessons : How to Teach Writing Skills to ESL Students

    "To teach writing skills to ESL students, incorporate writing into everyday tasks, giving writing practice a function, have students keep a notebook of ideas in English and use writer's workshops. Make writing more approachable to ESL students with help from a writing instructor in this free video on teaching writing."

    Note Taking

  • Note Taking Techniques,

  • "The most comprehensive note taking systems require attention on your part. You must be alert enough in class to take legible, meaningful notes. You can't rely on "writing everything down" because a lot of information in a given lecture won't help you actually learn the material. If you have problems determining the specific relevant points in a particular class, you can always ask the professor to clarify them for you. ..
    Study Skills- Mastering Note Taking

    Note Taking Techniques

    *see Liberal Arts: Adult English Learner Unit 8-Writing

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