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Ch 11: Revising, Editing & Avoiding Plagiarism

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can review details about how to proofread and format a paper and ensure that no part is plagiarized. Use these lessons to help you complete a research paper or prepare for English class discussions or exams.

Revising, Editing and Avoiding Plagiarism - Chapter Summary

From citing sources to formatting, this chapter will help you increase your understanding of methods for revising a paper and how to use style guides. Each lesson covers key term definitions and provides examples to clarify information.

You will build a deeper understanding of why revisions are necessary, when sources should be cited and different types of styles. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Use strategies to build an argument
  • Revise for errors, conciseness and readability
  • Proofread and make necessary corrections
  • Understand plagiarism
  • Cite sources taken from various references
  • Apply different citation styles
  • Name types of style guides
  • Utilize Turabian's manual for writers

Video and text lessons offer 5-10 minute reviews of all topics and each can be accessed at all times, from any device. Expert instructors simplify all material discussed in these topics and can be contacted via a short online form with any questions. Brief self-assessment quizzes allow you to demonstrate how much you have learned and measure your readiness in moving from one lesson to the next.

10 Lessons in Chapter 11: Revising, Editing & Avoiding Plagiarism
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Revising & Strengthening a Written Argument

1. Revising & Strengthening a Written Argument

You've written an argument and now all you have to do is turn it in, right? Wrong! This lesson outlines some strategies for making a written argument stronger.

Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability

2. Revising Your Message for Errors, Conciseness & Readability

The three parts of producing a message are planning, writing, and completing. In the completing stage, it is crucial for business writers to examine their message for errors, conciseness, and readability.

Proofreading Your Message for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity

3. Proofreading Your Message for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity

One of the final stages of completing a business message is to proofread the communication for spelling, grammar, accuracy and clarity by completing different review options. Learn how to proofread in this lesson.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

4. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

5. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.

Journal Article Citations

6. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

How to Cite Online Sources

7. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

Style Guides: Formats & Examples

8. Style Guides: Formats & Examples

Find out what style guides are and what they're used for. Learn about types of style guides and which disciplines use them. Read the lesson and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is MLA Format?

9. What is MLA Format?

MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.

Using Turabian's Manual for Writers

10. Using Turabian's Manual for Writers

This lesson introduces students to Kate Turabian's essential guide for college-level writing and research: ''A Manual for Writers.'' We will learn about how to move from a topic to a hypothesis, and then about the different ways to cite resources.

Chapter Practice Exam
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