Library Skills Tutorial

Writing the Paper

Sandy has gathered and evaluated the information she needs for her paper. Now, as she prepares to write the paper, look for:
  1. Ways to avoid plagiarism.
  2. How to correctly reference sources using appropriate style manuals.
  3. Handling incomplete citations.


Sandy begins her writing process by getting all her sources together.

Sandy has read her articles and the relevant parts of her books, as well as reviewed the Web site she found. She has taken notes or bookmarked passages as she read. She has been careful not to copy verbatim (word-for-word) unless she was planning to use an exact quote and reference it. She will also need to reference any paraphrasing (the rewording of the ideas from another person's work). This helps her avoid plagiarism.

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