How do you put information into your own words?
- Start your first sentence at a different point from that of the original source.
- Use synonyms (words that mean the same thing)
- Change the sentence structure (e.g. from active to passive voice)
- Break the information into separate sentences.
Why do you have to borrow ideas from researched in writing your essay?
To Provide Credibility to Your Work & to Place Your Work in Context. Providing accurate citations puts your work and ideas into an academic context. They tell your reader that you’ve done your research and know what others have said about your topic.
What needs to be cited in essays?
You must cite a reference when you:
- Discuss, summarize, or paraphrase the ideas of an author.
- Provide a direct quotation.
- Use statistical or other data.
- Use images, graphics, videos, and other media.
How can you find out which referencing system to use for your assignments?
Your reference list is located at the end of your assignment, or piece of work. Entries should be in alphabetical order by author’s surname, or by title where there is no author. When referencing four or more authors/editors, you can give only the first name followed by et al.
How do you include sources in an essay?
You must cite all information used in your paper, whenever and wherever you use it. When citing sources in the body of your paper, list the author’s last name only (no initials) and the year the information was published. If you use a direct quote, add the page number to your citation, like this: (Dodge, 2008, p.
How can you cite a source in your work?
If you are directly quoting from a work, include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by “p.”). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.