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CPHS_Creative Writing - Ramsey House - Historical Fiction Assignment: Source Citation

Why?

We will be using APA style for this project. Why? It doesn't really matter! You will use whatever style the person grading the paper asks you to use, so it is important that you know what is being asked of you, where to find the information you need to format correctly, and that you do it right!

Hands-down the best resource for citations and style help is Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). It's a lifesaver! 

To create citations, use the EasyBib Add-on in Google Drive:

Note Taking

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Click here to get to a useful note taking sheet for this project.

Your Responsibility as a Researcher

When you use information from other sources in your project, you need to give proper credit to those sources.   CPHS students are asked to use APA style documentation.

You have two basic responsibilities:

1.  In-text citations

Give the author (if there is one) or title (if no author is given) of the source in parentheses right after the information that comes from that source.

2.  Works Cited page

List all the sources you used in your project.  Entries must follow APA style (use a citation engine like BIBME or CITATION MACHINE to format the entries), and the entire list should be in alphabetical order.

What Is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is:

1. copying and pasting without citing sources, using quotation marks, or paraphrasing

2. self-plagiarism - reusing work you have previously written and turned in

3. creating fake citations

4. substituting synonyms for words in a passage that has been copied and pasted

5. paraphrasing multiple passages from multiple sources

Check out this video from Bainbridge State College (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y):