Assignment 1: Incorporating Sources

Assignment 1: Incorporating Sources

To complete this discussion assignment, choose one of the sources you will be utilizing in your final paper. Then, using one passage from that source, provide an example of a quotation, an example of a paraphrase, and an example of a summary from that passage. 

Be sure that the passage you have chosen is at least 75 words. It’s important to use the same passage for your quote, paraphrase, and summary so we can compare how each source use method works with the same information. Provide an APA formatted in-text citation for each of your source use examples, and a reference list citation for the source you used in your examples.

Then, in a separate paragraph of 150 to 200 words, discuss how you perceive the differences between quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. When would it be appropriate to use each of those methods? How will you incorporate quotations, paraphrases, and summaries in your own paper?

By the end of the module, comment on at least two of your classmates’ submissions. Your replies to classmates should offer guidance regarding source use, ethical scholarship, and APA format. Is each quotation, paraphrase, and summary executed and cited appropriately? Is the information conveyed in a meaningful way that would be appropriate to use in an academic paper? Have your classmates’ postings given you additional ideas to consider regarding source use in your own paper?

Your responses to your peers’ writing should be a good paragraph in length and should include specifics from the text if you are attempting to make a point.

By Saturday, August 9, 2014, post to the Discussion Area your examples of a quotation, a paraphrase, and a summary as well as a brief explanation of how you plan to use sources within your essay. Use the Grading Criteria for this section to ensure you have done a good job with your demonstration of source usage and your explanation.

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