Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It is important that an essay not be a series of quotes or paraphrased material; one’s own analysis must be part of the essay. How can you create a balance between your own analysis and the source material?

You can balance your own analysis and the source materials by taking notes when doing your research. While doing that you don’t want your essay to seem like it’s depending on the source instead of your thought also. It is alright to use ideas from the sources to make points but you don’t want to use too much of their information over your own voice. I rather quote when writing because it is so hard not to paraphrase without feeling like you are stealing someone else work. When you quote you can state where you got that information from and they will still receive all of the credit. You still don’t want to quote too much because you want to be able to voice your own opinions rather you agree or disagree.

4 comments:

  1. nice posting...thanks for sharing this.. essayserve

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  2. just want to point out that my teacher would not give me credit for this response because it is only 132 words and the requirement is no less than 150

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    1. I just want to point out if you every copy and paste someone else's work, you're stupid. A professor can easily copy and paste this into google and see this come up. Then you won't get any credit at all and be accused of cheating.

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    2. clearly, have you ever heard of plagiarism??

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