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Writing Your Paper While Integrating Sources Knowing how to successfully incorporate sources into a RESEARCH PAPER is critical for a successful outcome

Writing Your Paper While Integrating Sources Knowing how to successfully incorporate sources into a
RESEARCH PAPER is critical for a successful outcome. Having the ability to integrate sources is significant
since it allows you to do the following: Using the credibility or reputation of the source, you may
strengthen your argument. Identify other people's points of view, ideas, and personal justifications.
Present statements of fact that are susceptible to challenge. Present statistical data. Establish yourself
as a good, dependable scholar/researcher by establishing your ethos. Provide readers with information
on where they may obtain further information on your subject. Generally speaking, there are three
methods for incorporating sources into a research paper: summarising, paraphrasing, and quoting from
will want to use direct quotations very infrequently. Putting source information into your own words
demonstrates to readers that you have a thorough comprehension of the subject matter. Another
advantage of explaining a term or chapter in your own words is that it helps readers grasp tough,
complicated, jargon-filled or confusing texts more easily and effectively. It will still need significant
appropriate to use a direct quote: The original author has conveyed a point in such a clear and concise
manner that it cannot be articulated any clearer or more succinctly. One word or sentence in the text
stands out as exceptionally vivid or startling, and it may also be particularly typical or emblematic of the
issue under discussion. An significant paragraph is sufficiently difficult, deep, or rich that it necessitates a
thorough analysis, which in turn necessitates the production of the passage so that the reader may
follow your interpretation. A claim you are making is of such a kind that the reader who is sceptical will
want to know precisely what the source says. This will often be the case when you critique or disagree
with a source; your reader will want to be certain that you are not misrepresenting the source or
constructing a straw man in your argument (or woman). Furthermore, you must cite enough of the
source to ensure that the context and meaning are evident. Summary and paraphrase writing are
important skills to have. Prior to writing a summary or paraphrase, it is important to thoroughly study
and reread your source to ensure that you comprehend precisely what it is saying. Make a note of any
pertinent information you learn from the source. It is possible that you are still utilising wording and
terminology from the source at this stage. In order to make this material a cohesive element of your
work, you must first rephrase it in your own words and phrases without consulting the source. Keep in
mind that you should not add any of your personal opinions or comments in the body of the summary or
paraphrase. You should begin with a summary or paraphrase, and then follow up with your own
thoughts that demonstrate the relevance of the summary or paraphrase you just presented. Avoid
leaving your reader in the dark regarding which information is yours and which belongs to the source,
since this will lead to confusion. Furthermore, since the concepts are not your own, you must constantly
provide summaries and paraphrases in your work. Placing ideas that are not your own (whether they are
summarised, paraphrased, or cited) in your paper without properly documenting them is considered
plagiarism. Exercises:Summary/Paraphrase 1. The following are the instructions: In the next section, you
will see a quote followed by three examples, one of which contains unintended plagiarism. Ascertain if
each example (a paraphrase or a summary) is your own creation or whether you can "catch" the one
that mistakenly plagiarised. Students who engage in unethical academic activity, such as plagiarism,
forgery, misrepresentation, or other dishonest or deceptive activities, may be warned or expelled from
Empire State College (CDL Student Handbook 5). Samples: a.According to the Student Handbook, the
College has the right to reject students who in any manner misrepresent the work of others as their own
(5). In accordance with the Student Handbook, Empire State College may take severe action against
students who engage in fraudulent behaviour, which may include removal from the college. Use of other
people's words or ideas without giving due credit, falsification of papers, or portraying the words of
others as one's own are all examples of fraudulent behaviour (5). As stated in the College's student
handbook, "the College has a policy that specifies the many scenarios under which students may be
pulled from the College." Plagiarism, forgery, deception, and other acts of dishonesty are examples of
what is considered dishonest behaviour. 2. The following are the instructions: Compile a summary or
paraphrase of the text that follows. "The introduction of television into American politics, beginning in
1952, resulted in both structural and surface changes. Delegates from both political parties were
cautioned that the probing television lenses were capable of capturing every movement they made in
their seats that year. They were warned to be cautious about what they said to one another in case lip
readers were able to catch up on their chat from the television screen. Women delegates were warned
not to offend blue-collar viewers by wearing flashy jewellery during the conference " (Donovan and
Scherer 21). Using Direct Quotes: Some Pointers 1.There should always be a valid cause for employing a
direct quotation. If not, paraphrase or summarise the text. 2.Do not allow quotations to speak for
themselves without more explanation. At the end of the day, your research paper is about expressing
YOUR IDEAS. Your study just contributes to the proof or support of those concepts. As a result, you
should refrain from just stringing together other people's views by using quotation after quote. Third, be
certain that you include an analysis of the quotation. By assessing the relevance of the quotation, you
may demonstrate to your audience that you understand how it pertains to your beliefs.
4. Do not use quotation marks to create more space. In relation to recommendations 1, 2, and 3, this is
an important consideration. Quotes that are very long will need lengthy explanations of their relevance.
Readers will get the impression that you don't understand what you're talking about if you don't provide
enough analysis for your quotations. They may also get the impression that you're using quotes as
"filler" to fill up space. 5. Identify the elements of the material that should be quoted and incorporate
them seamlessly into your work. The following are some suggestions about how to go about it: Avoid
introducing a quotation in a rambling or uncomfortable manner: On page 65 of Simone de Beavoir's
book The Coming of Age, she writes, "The decrepitude that comes with old age is in utter contrast with
the masculine or womanly ideal treasured by the young and completely mature." Simone de Beavoir
argues in her book The Coming of Age that "the decrepitude that comes with old age is "completely at
odds with the masculine or womanly ideal treasured by the young and fully matured" (65). Selecting an
opening verb should be done with care: To employ a neutral verb, try one of the following: writes, says,
states, observes, proposes, notes, and so on. If you wish to portray an attitude or sentiment, consider
employing verbs such as grieve, protest, charge, reply, acknowledge, assert, and so on to convey your
message. Combining quotations with a paraphrase or interpretation is a good idea: "If television is
viewed by some to be a wide wasteland, soap operas are believed to be the least nutritious point in the
desert," says Tania Modleski, in the original (123). According to Tania Modleski, in her criticism of soap
operas, some people see television as "a wide wasteland" and soap operas as "the least nutritious point
in the desert" (123). Make use of a few phrases from a quotation to add impact: To provide an example,
according to William Kneale, certain persons have a "moral deafness" that is never penetrated no
matter how harsh the moral punishment is (93). You are not need to quote or reference material that is
well known: for example, It is true that the earth rotates around the sun. "Excessive drinking of alcoholic
beverages might affect your decision-making," and so on. Keep in mind that plagiarism must be avoided
at all costs! When in doubt, cite a reference for your argument.
Quotes Should Be Punctuated According to the Rules