I would like to have full description on each word and 2 references: research, summary, paraphrase activity.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com August 16, 2018, 5:53 pm ad1c9bdddf
The ability to summarize and paraphrase is an essential academic skill all students must develop. Writers use summaries and paraphrases in research papers to substantiate their ideas since they do not need to use every word of every relevant source. You can be accused of plagiarism if you only change a few words of the original source and use that as your summary or paraphrase. Instead, you should work carefully to use your own words and sentences. By integrating source material into your paper, you can add credibility, complexity, and support to your argument.
Research is a human activity based on intellectual investigation and aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising human knowledge on different aspects of the world.
These three ways of incorporating other writers' work into your own writing differ according to the closeness of your writing to the source writing.
Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source. They must match the source document word for word and must be attributed to the original author.
Using quotations is the easiest way to include source material, but quotations should be used carefully and sparingly. While paraphrasing and summarizing provide the opportunity to show your understanding of the source material, quoting may only show your ability to type it. Having said that, there are a few very good reasons that you might want to use a quote rather than a paraphrase or summary:
1. Accuracy: You are unable to paraphrase or summarize the source material without changing the author's intent
2. Authority: You may want to use a quote to lend expert authority for your assertion or to provide source material for analysis.
3. Conciseness: Your attempts to paraphrase or summarize are awkward or much longer than the source material.
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