Some good guidelines for citing your work are to cite anything that includes actual statistics or figures (ie, fifty percent of the population believes) it is not necessary to cite common most research papers should include a variety of sources from the last 3-5 years you may find one particularly useful study, but try to. Using quotes in a research paper for example, “in a paper analyzing primary sources such as literary works, you will use direct quotation extensively to illustrate and support your analysis” (aaron 257) generally speaking, you should cite the author by last name only—as brand, not michael brand or mr brand. Integrating quotes and paraphrases in research papers if you lack personal experience in a subject, you will turn to sources to learn what you need to know you will attach a bibliography to your paper, and you will integrate the ideas from other writers through paraphrase, summary, and direct quotation. In college work, the obvious case is the term paper bought, borrowed, or stolen from another person and turned in as one's own however, the most common forms of plagiarism arise from sloppy paraphrases and quotations a paraphrase must do more than change a few words of the original, and a direct quotation. How much should i quote the focus of if an argument or a factual account from one of your sources is particularly relevant to your paper but does not deserve to be quoted verbatim, consider when you introduce a quotation with a full sentence, you should always place a colon at the end of the introductory sentence.
Checking your papers and posts for plagiarism is important if you run a serious business, write an essay for college, or are finishing up an important offi a plagiarism check that can help you to see if work is original or if you need to tell the author that they should quote a source for their obviously copied. Begin to understand your topic and the issues surrounding it try a specialized encyclopedia write down 5-10 keywords about your topic including terms, jargon , events, people, places, etc to use when you search for sources step 2: write your working thesis or preliminary research question percent time spent on this. The general rule is that a paper should include less than 20 percent quoted material that figure can vary check with your professors how long can a quote be block quotes (of 40 or more words) may be necessary if you are writing about a poem or literature, but they are mostly frowned upon use them.
There are three ways of integrating the ideas, words, research findings and/or materials of others in your writing: summarising, paraphrasing and quoting in your paper you should mainly summarise and paraphrase the writers you discuss , and quote only sparingly whenever you summarise, paraphrase or. Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking. The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers and other student writing in addition to a definition, though, you should discuss with your students the difference between appropriate, referenced use of ideas or quotations and.
You should quote material when you believe the way the original author expresses an idea is the most effective means of communicating the point you want to make if you want to sometimes, however, you will need to modify the words or format of the quotation in order to fit in your paper whenever you. 4% plagiarism is good right, or my turnitin plagiarism percentage is only 18% there is a very distinct difference between what turnitin flags as matching text ( aka: similarity index) and plagiarism turnitin will highlight any matching material in a paper—even if it is properly quoted and cited. A major problem identified in student a's paragraph was that it relied too heavily upon direct quotes from the original source direct quotes should be used selectively in most academic writing when can you use direct quotes appropriately you may need to quote directly for: a definition or part of a definition a theory, law,. The percentage should be for 'matching' passages in online tools such as turnitin matching is not if so then it is simply a matter of citing your sources and using quotations whenever you quote others you should use in india about 25% similarity is allowed in phd thesis and research papers with citations to the work.
The writer must use direct quotes sparingly the paper should contain no more than 20 percent of direct quotations peer-reviewed sources may be the most reliable, and can be found in university libraries and online databases paraphrased material should be carefully constructed the writer must read the text thoroughly. It is also considered paraphrasing when you use statistics and research from another source this is use direct quotes sparingly, there should only be a few in the paper and they better be good ones the key how much higher skyscrapers of the future will rise than worlds tallest building, the sears tower, is unknown. By timothy mcadoo a good quote can make your paper more interesting, lend credence to your arguments, and add variety to the tone and style of your paper but before you maybe he or she coined a phrase that's now ubiquitous in the research, and you're quoting the earliest original use or maybe the.