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Unformatted text preview: r mind into a reliable thinking machine that will serve you well throughout the rest of your life. This is the number one skill you are here to obtain: thinking. Why do you think the system of education has changed so little over the past few thousand years? Just as great teachers such as Jesus, Confucius or Mohammed sat with their disciples, so you sit with your professors. You present your thoughts to one who has had greater experience thinking than you have, and this one coaches you little by little to become a better thinker yourself. Presenting someone else's work turns this relationship into a fraud, and cheats you out of the very thing you are in college to get. What you would be getting away with, if you are not caught, is wasting your money. (http://honorcouncil.georgetown.edu/system/what‐is‐
plagiarism/iii) (b) How to cite. For Prof. Roy, at least, it does not matter what style you use, so long as you use some official style. The style should somehow provide full bibliographic information – sufficient for someone else quickly to locate the exact source you have used. But do not make up your own style. Every student should have some reasonable style manual. Standard works are, Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 4th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973. Achtert, Walter S., and Gibaldi, Joseph. The MLA Style Manual. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1985. Footnotes are the traditional method of citation. However, in‐text references linked to a bibliography may be simpler, and are popular. In‐text citations go right after your paraphrase or quote, before the end punctuation of the sentence, but after the quotation marks. If the source is clear from context, it is enough to include the page reference within parentheses, “... or in general causal, relationships” (p. 153). If the source isn’t clear from context your reference is, 3 ... (Mackie, p. 153). / ... (Mackie, 1982 p. 153). depending on whether there is more than one...
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