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Guide for Accurately Using Sources  Since you’re often asked to support your ideas with outside sources, it’s important to  recognize when others’ facts, opinions, and ideas contribute to your writing. There are  three ways to present material from sources; the trick is to do so accurately (and thus avoid  the dreaded “P” word: plagiarism). A Sample Passage Here is a quotation from Robert Frost (the same one that appears at the entrance to the L building): Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper  or your self-confidence. Accurate Summaries Plagiarized Summary According to Robert Frost, education promotes  objectivity (29). Robert Frost suggests that education allows people to separate thought from emotion (29). Education is the ability to maintain objectivity. Even though this summary is accurate, this example 
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course RDG 041 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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