Franklin Style Manual Online

1.4 Avoiding Plagiarism with Proper Citation and Quotation

Whether you present quotations, summaries, or paraphrased passages from sources, you must do so responsibly, following academic guidelines for crediting other thinkers. Part of this responsibility includes taking the time to learn the differences between appropriate and inappropriate use of material from outside sources. This section covers the basic distinctions between proper use of source material and plagiarism. In the next section (2. APA Documentation), you will learn even more about how to document your sources, especially about the APA conventions for quotation and citation. As will become clear, this section covers quotation and academic documentation standards in more general terms, but especially for the purposes of avoiding plagiarism or misrepresentation.



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