Memorizing important data
Selecting the correct option
Seeing connections between sources
Making an argument
Criticizing another writers method
Borrowing expert authority
Plagiarism is the unique formulation of your own ideas.
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of words and ideas originating with other writers.
Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of quotes from informal conversations.
Integrate your ideas with your source material without citing.
Record all data about the source for your references page.
Attribute all words and ideas to their correct author with in-text citations.
acquiring and retaining information.
quickly skimming through material.
furthering a conversation.
exploring a problem fully and completely.
defining a location where you will focus your attention.
viewing your topic through a specific theoretical perspective.
Using a specialized database at a library
Searching the dictionary
viewing specific encyclopedias online
Parent topics provide a context for the debate.
Parent topics show how your topic relates to larger issues.
Parent topics create boundaries and limitations to maintain focus.
Using attributional phrases when including a writers ideas
Summarizing and paraphrasing in your own words without citation
Including an in-text citation at the end of the sentence
the supporting questions are connected to essential questions.
the scope of the project is limited and possible.
the research is focused on a specific purpose.
Construct a central one-dimensional topic
Develop a set of essential and supporting questions
Define the scope of your project
to find new ways to gather and interpret data.
to discover new questions to ask.
to uncover new relationships.
Capturing areas of disagreement
Noting sources of agreement
Citing examples of writers main thoughts
The pressure to succeed at all costs
A failure to understand what constitutes plagiarism
Thinking that no one will ever notice the plagiarism
claiming other authors ideas as your own.
establishing your own perspective in a scholarly debate.
articulating your thesis as a response to established research.
Students should avoid locating new sources and be satisfied with what has been written.
Writers should review their work and revise periodically.
Students must work ahead and complete upcoming stages early.
A source that considers alternative explanations
A source that takes a different position than the one you hold
A source that treats readers as fellow researchers
the use of specialized language.
the credentials of the authors of your research articles.
lack of distinction between your views and the ideas of other writers.
A source that uses the specialized language of experts
A source that serves multiple purposes
A source that is short and presents answers as matters of fact
Drawing a block around complex passages
Drawing lines to make connections
Highlighting large sections of text