Quick Coach Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism with 2009 MLA and APA Update

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-04-16
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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The QUICK COACH GUIDE TO AVOIDING PLAGIARISM WITH 2009 MLA AND APA UPDATE gives students the necessary knowledge and tools to be able to confidently author their own work without making citation errors or committing plagiarism. Chapters cover the basics of recognizing plagiarism; taking notes; summarizing, quoting, and paraphrasing source material; and documenting sources in the latest MLA and APA styles. Knowledge Checks in each chapter and a Practice Quiz allow students to test their understanding of the concepts presented.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
In this Guidep. 1
Why this Guide is Importantp. 1
Defining Plagiarismp. 2
Understanding When to Give Creditp. 3
Knowing the Rulesp. 4
Knowledge Checkp. 5
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 6
Doing Your Own Work, Using Your Own Wordsp. 6
Allowing Enough Timep. 7
Keeping Track of Sourcesp. 8
Taking Notesp. 8
Clarifying Who is Speakingp. 9
Crediting the Sourcep. 9
Citing Sources Correctlyp. 10
Quotingp. 11
Paraphrasingp. 12
Avoiding Patchwritingp. 12
Summarizingp. 13
Avoiding Using Other Students' Papers and Paper Millsp. 13
Knowledge Checkp. 14
Quotations and Parenthetical Citationsp. 15
Understanding Citationsp. 15
Using Parenthetical Citationsp. 17
Using Direct Quotationsp. 19
Using Indirect Quotationsp. 20
Using Ellipses and Bracketsp. 21
Using Block Quotationsp. 21
Knowledge Checkp. 22
Paraphrasingp. 23
Defining a Paraphrasep. 23
Giving Credit to the Sourcep. 24
Sample Paraphrasesp. 25
Citing Paraphrasesp. 29
Knowledge Checkp. 30
Summarizingp. 31
Defining a Summaryp. 31
Sample Summaryp. 32
Knowledge Checkp. 34
References and Works Cited Listsp. 35
Citation Contentp. 35
Basic Formatp. 36
MLA Citationsp. 36
APA Citationsp. 39
MLA and APA Citations for Web Publicationsp. 41
Types of Reference Listsp. 43
Knowledge Checkp. 44
Practice Quizp. 45
Additional Sources of Informationp. 49
Citation Style Overviewsp. 49
Documentation Styles by Disciplinep. 49
Free Citation Generatorsp. 50
Reference Trackingp. 50
Plagiarismp. 50
Style Guidesp. 51
Works Citedp. 53
Answers to Exercisesp. 54
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