Content accuracy and be sure to use quotation marks

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content accuracy, and be sure to use quotation marks to set off any exact phrases from the original text Check your paraphrase or summary against sentence and paragraph structure, as copying those is also considered plagiarism.
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Put quotation marks around any unique words or phrases that you cannot or do not want to change, e.g., "savage inequalities" exist throughout our educational system (Kozol). Writing Direct Quotations Keep the source author's name in the same sentence as the quote Mark the quote with quotation marks, or set it off from your text in its own block, per the style guide your paper follows Quote no more material than is necessary; if a short phrase from a source will suffice, don't quote an entire paragraph To shorten quotes by removing extra information, use ellipsis points (...) to indicate omitted text, keeping in mind that: o Three ellipsis points indicates an in-sentence ellipsis, and four points for an ellipsis between two sentences To give context to a quote or otherwise add wording to it, place added words in brackets, []; be careful not to editorialize or make any additions that skew the original meaning of the quote—do that in your main text, e.g., o OK : Kozol claims there are "savage inequalities" in our educational system, which is obvious. o WRONG : Kozol claims there are "[obvious] savage inequalities" in our educational system. Use quotes that will have the most rhetorical, argumentative impact in your paper; too many direct quotes from sources may weaken your credibility, as though you have nothing to say yourself, and will certainly interfere with your style Writing About Another's Ideas Note the name of the idea's originator in the sentence or throughout a paragraph about the idea Use parenthetical citations, footnotes, or endnotes to refer readers to additional sources about the idea, as necessary Be sure to use quotation marks around key phrases or words that the idea's originator used to describe the idea Maintaining Drafts of Your Paper
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