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Providing Context: Making The Most of Sources

By Edwin Tran “Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.” This lonesome quote has the capacity to elicit a variety of responses. One might be shocked by the bluntness of the statement, while another might react … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Referencing Sources within Other Sources

By Jann Harris One of the biggest mistakes we make as college writers is not differentiating between our source materials and their sources. We tend to think the writer of the text we are reading as authoring all the ideas contained … Continue reading

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Signal Phrases in Common Citation Styles

By: Jann Harris All style guides require some sort of signal phrase when integrating ideas and words that belong to other scholars. Let’s take a closer look at signal verbs, which are a significant part of the signal phrase, and … Continue reading

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Defining Signal Phrases with MLA Style

By: Jann Harris Signal phrases introduce materials from sources such as paraphrases, summaries and direct quotations. We use signal phrases to show ideas aren’t our own and instead belong to another scholar. This blog breaks down how to use signal … Continue reading

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