Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research


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What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

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1. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

2. You spend many hours researching and writing a paper for a class. Accidentally, you leave a draft copy in the library and it is picked up by another student. After you turn your final paper in, the professor does not return your paper with a grade but asks you to see her after class is finished. What is most likely her concern?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Properly sourcing your research in a paper is a crucial skill to have in high school and beyond. This quiz will have you recall a number of different ways to source your research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Recognize the name of a sourcing method from a given description of it
  • Define plagiarism
  • Recall the three areas to master when sourcing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information found in the lesson on how to quote, paraphrase and summarize research
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define related terms, such as plagiarism
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about the type of sourcing that involves using word-for-word info from a source and crediting the writer

Additional Learning

While you read or view the corresponding lesson, Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research, you'll cover the following objectives:

  • Explore the importance of crediting your sources
  • Review a story detailing the dangers of plagiarism
  • Go over tips for effectively paraphrasing a source
  • Learn about reasons for sourcing in papers