Axia College Material Appendix E Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing Sources Summarize: • Be brief. • Reflect key facts or ideas. • Help readers understand context. • Do not insert personal views. • Write in your own words, except for quotations. This resource discuses both sides of the controversial Three Strikes Law which has been adopted in 25 states and the federal government. Of the 25 states that have adopted such a law, California’s Three Strikes Law is the harshest. It discusses the extremely harsh sentences that are being handed down to criminals of minor crimes, the benefits and drawbacks of the laws from state to state and the views from the advocates and critics of the law. Marshall, P. (2002, May 10). Three-strikes laws. CQ Researcher , 12 , 417-432. Retrieved August 28, 2010, from CQ Researcher Online, http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2002051000 . Paraphrase:
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