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  • When Not to Quote
    Overly Wordy Material Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources When Not to Quote Source material should be quoted when it enhances the focus of your document and

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=256&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Blending Quoted Material
    Not to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Framing to Blend Source Material Using Transitions to Blend Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Blending Quoted Material One of the goals of effective writing is creating a sense of unity a sense that all parts of the text are clearly related To achieve this you must connect each part A quotation must blend into your text so that it reads as an integral part of the sentence and paragraph in which it is included A quotation that lacks a clear relationship to its surrounding text makes a paragraph sound choppy and unfocused Your reader will find it more difficult to decide if the quotation expands or clarifies the idea being presented or if it is an example of a situation or fact that supports the idea or whether it presents an opposing view To avoid this make sure to blend your quotations into the text of your document Use frames and

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=276&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Grammar and Spelling Issues
    Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Quotations Containing Preexisting Errors Creating Grammatical Errors by Omitting Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Grammar and Spelling Issues Problems regarding misspelled words and grammatical errors

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=281&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Punctuating Quotations
    an Independent Clause Quick Guide to Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Punctuating Quotations An opening frame such as an attribution or Author tag introducing a quotation and the quotation itself should be punctuated at the

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=286&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Paraphrasing Source Material
    Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Paraphrasing Source Material Paraphrasing restates ideas and information found in source material It requires that you fully understand the contents of the passage enough to explain or reiterate them in your own words while retaining

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=294&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Overview: Paraphrasing
    Source Material Quoting Directly Quoting Previously Quoted Material Using a Quotation within a Quotation Using Block Quotations When to Quote When Not to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Overview Paraphrasing Simply quoting someone on a subject achieves little toward building your own scholarly reputation In many cases the choice to paraphrase rather than quote demonstrates your grasp of the subject matter It also enhances your credibility as both a critical reader and thinker Being able to paraphrase accurately demonstrates that you respect the contributions made by others while showcasing your own skill as a writer This is especially useful when you want to point out specific details or information bearing directly on your argument or when you wish to reference an opposing idea As with summarizing and quoting whenever you restate someone else s words thoughts or points of view you must document the source Previous Continue Introduction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE

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  • Accurate Paraphrasing
    Evidence Quoting Source Material Quoting Directly Quoting Previously Quoted Material Using a Quotation within a Quotation Using Block Quotations When to Quote When Not to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Accurate Paraphrasing Accurate paraphrasing requires careful attention to the nuance and meaning of words The ones you choose must reflect the meaning found in the original source without plagiarizing its author The key to this begins with your own comprehension How well you understand the contents of a passage will determine how accurately you restate it in your own words Using sentence structures and rhythm patterns that are uniquely your own will distinguish your voice from the ones you paraphrase When you are through there should be no mistake regarding the speaker s identity The following example illustrates accurate inaccurate as well as inappropriate paraphrasing For More Information Example of Punctuating Accurate Paraphrasing Previous Continue Introduction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing

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  • How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing
    a serious offense It means that you have used someone else s words or ideas without proper acknowledgement This is easy to do unintentionally especially when paraphrasing Once understood it can be avoided One useful technique is to read the passage carefully several times to identify its main points then set it aside Try rewriting the main points in your own words without looking at the original In other words explain it to yourself When finished set your draft aside and move on with the rest of your writing or to some other activity Turning your attention to something else puts distance between yourself and the original passage It clears your head so to speak When you return to it you will have a fresh perspective Your recollection of the exact words being paraphrased will have faded to some degree and it will be easier to focus on your own language choices and sentence structure At this point still not looking at the original revise and polish your draft You will discover your own voice asserting itself in the writing process After editing and revising compare your paraphrase with the original passage Do your words accurately convey the original contents

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=298&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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