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TEACHING HOW TO USE SOURCES

Academic writing often involves research and the use of sources. Accordingly, students have the need to understand how to evaluate and cite sources as well as integrate source material into their texts. The first site listed covers principles for using sources and the second site offers sound tips for avoiding plagiarism when conducting research.

One outstanding resource on teaching how to use sources is Plagiarisim and Using Sources (Amy R. Taggert and Rebecca M. Howard, in Teaching English: The Instructor's Resource Portal, requires free registration)

This resource is an excellent online resource for dealing with plagiarism and teaching how to use sources. It delves into the history of authorship and tackles citation practices. It also gives practical instructional strategies, resources, and a bibliography, along with answering the most frequently asked questions.

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