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    Citations are used in a written publication to highlight source material within a person’s original work, to give credit to the original author, and to support an idea or an argument. Any person using outside sources within a written publication becomes responsible for including proper citations within that publication. If a person chooses to use an APA style, they must know how to incorporate source material into a written publication and know how to format in-text citations and references. A person that incorrectly cites material or just disregards citations altogether can be held accountable for plagiarism. I will discuss how to incorporate outside material into a written publication, why proper format is so important, and the consequences of improper format. Using APA style, there are three different techniques that can be used when incorporating source material into a publication and each technique…

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    for that said assignment. I am still suffering the consequences of my actions. My research paper will be about preventing plagiarism and showing that I can properly cite, use in text citations, and use direct quotes, and use a reference page. Plagiarism is a serious offense that has very negative consequences for the student and everyone else involved. The first type of feelings I experienced was feeling like a criminal and being scared. I was not trying to plagiarize, but but by not citing…

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    on sentences. After the grammatical errors were corrected, then I checked for places that I could elaborate more. So, using the tips that were received from my first assignment and techniques we discussed in class I was able to improve my research paper and my writing skills altogether. Throughout my high school years, I never knew how to do citations correctly. While completing the argument about plagiarism assignment, I learned how to do this. We were told we have to use a certain number of…

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    outside of class in preparation for the tests and assignments. In fact, each class serves a purpose and teaches a lesson or two about a topic or a section that may be beneficial and advantageous later-on. As for my English course, I have acquired many skills and lessons this semester that will give me a hint of success in my future professional life. One lesson that has stuck out to me is APA writing style. Three things that I have learned from this lesson are the general APA guidelines,…

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    Legal Citation Elements

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    LEGAL CITATION & SOURCES OF LAW Introduction. Laws provide an official set of rules that guide the way people act within a society (Friedman, 2005). It is the common framework of how citizens live their lives on a daily basis. Below is an introduction to reading legal citations, sources of law, and how laws are created. Legal Citation Elements. A legal citation has several cohesive elements that make up a particular case for organization and library research purposes. If properly understood,…

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    Effective Research Papers

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    smaller categories. Be sure not to stray away from your topic of choice as you begin to write. Also, use things such as “Stylics, in-text citations, and references” (Lee, 2014). If executed correctly, you are certain to have an effective research paper. Now, pay attention as we break it apart piece by piece from outlining, finding reputable sources, all the way to making drafts using APA formatting. When writing any type of research paper there should always be a useful outline made along the…

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    Plagiarism is the act of copying or borrowing someone else’s work or original ideas (Plagiarism) and I believe that the passage you wrote for your final essay has been plagiarized. Although you reworded the original passage you failed to declare where you found this information indicating that you have borrowed the author’s original ideas. No matter what, even if you did not copy any information from the website you still used the author’s ideas and it is considered plagiarism since you did not…

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    Plagiarism Definition

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    instances allow for the changing of quoted information, such as the capitalization of a letter or providing punctuation to allow for better grammar, but the instances must be indicated through citation. B. Improper Use: Quoting material without providing it inside of quotation marks and proper citation is an obvious infraction in academic writing, but a student can unintentionally plagiarize in a number of ways. Though longer quotations are more easily identified when proofreading…

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    Common Writing Style

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    Q. What are the most common writing styles used when writing an essay, and how do they differ from one another? When incorporating them into your essay, what is required for proper citation; as well as why it’s so important to use correct citing sources. What consequence could one possible face when proper citation is not followed? As we are all aware writers use many different writing techniques and formats while engaging in their writing styles. The most known and common are as follows:…

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    APA Style Analysis

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    institutional affiliation centered in the middle of the page, with the running header in the top left and the page number 1 in the top right (Paiz General). The title page is always the first page of the writing and is followed by the abstract page. The abstract is a brief summary of the significant points of the study being described in the paper. It has the same header as the other pages of the paper and is introduced simply with the word “Abstract”. The margins are set at 1 inch on all sides…

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