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Using Sources. Writing a summary of source material Referencing source material in your document Avoiding plagiarism Connecting in-text citation to Works Cited page Creating Works Cited entries. Writing a Summary of a Source. Do this: Open a blank document in word
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Using Sources • Writing a summary of source material • Referencing source material in your document • Avoiding plagiarism • Connecting in-text citation to Works Cited page • Creating Works Cited entries
Writing a Summary of a Source • Do this: • Open a blank document in word • Take out the Occupational Outlook Article on your career • Write the name of the article (and the author if any) at the top of the screen • Write a sentence at the top of the document that identifies the title and author of the source: • The Department of Labor Statistic publishes Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Writing a Summary (continued) • Read the first paragraph of the article • Turn the source over • Write 1-2 sentences in your own words stating what the paragraph said. Future demand will be high for air traffic controllers because many current air traffic controllers are reaching retirement age. They work for the government, not the airport, and they are well paid.
Writing a Summary (continued) • Read the next paragraph of the article • Turn the source over • Write 1-2 sentences in your own words stating what the paragraph said. • Continue in this manner through the whole source. • Use your words without quoting • Only use exact source wording for titles, specific terminology, and numbers • Do not include all information. Condense and summarize.
Referencing Source Material Use signal phrases to indicate that material comes from a source: ___________ indicates According to ____________ _____________ shows that Add these signal phrases to your summary now.
Avoiding Plagiarism What is plagiarism? According to Indiana University’s plagiarism website, “Plagiarism is using others' ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.” (http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html#original)
Plagiarism (cont) Original text from Occupational Outlook Handbook: The air traffic control system is a vast network of people and equipment that ensures the safe operation of commercial and private aircraft. Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to make certain that planes stay a safe distance apart. Their immediate concern is safety, but controllers also must direct planes efficiently to minimize delays. Plagiarized summary: A vast system of people and networks make up the air traffic control industry to ensure the safety of commercial and private planes. By making sure that planes stay a safe distance from each other, air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of all planes in the air.
Plagiarism (cont) Original text from Occupational Outlook Handbook: The air traffic control system is a vast network of people and equipment that ensures the safe operation of commercial and private aircraft. Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to make certain that planes stay a safe distance apart. Their immediate concern is safety, but controllers also must direct planes efficiently to minimize delays. Acceptable summary: According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook,the huge air traffic control industry monitors all aircraft and helps assure that planes do not fly too close together. Air traffic controllers are also responsible for helping airplanes takeoff and land in a timely manner so that airports run efficiently.
Plagiarism (cont) To avoid plagiarism, a writer should: Always indicate the source from which the writer took material Enclose source’s words in quotation marks Re-arrange sentences and phrases so that the writer’s paragraph looks different than the source’s Write from summary notes NOT from original source material
Connecting In-text Citation to Works Cited Page Your Paper The Occupational Outlook Handbook says that sdop flk fkjklj fkf klqwpo woiroi Works Cited Page United States. Dept. of Labor. Bureau of Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. 2002-03 ed. Washington: GPO, 2002. Trackstar: Track # 177533
Creating a Works Cited or Works Consulted Page Works Cited = Only those sources you use in your paper For this paper, use a Works Consulted Page Works Consulted = Any source that you read to get information for your paper Trackstar Track 177533
Using your Textbook • Organization of MLA chapter • Models for in-text citations • Models for Works Cited Entries • Model of Works Cited Page
General Reminders • NEVER use the source’s words or ideas without giving credit • ALWAYS indicate the source from which you took ideas and facts, even if you change the words or word order • For this assignment, list all sources you read in your Works Consulted Page • Use your textbook AND the Trackstar Works Cited Track (177533) to get your through the formatting issues • Your sources are just the back-up singers. YOU are the star!