Research, paraphrase, and citation exercise
Finding, paraphrasing, and properly citing your research.
What you will do
3. Use an in text citation in your paraphrase
4. Create an APA Reference List
What you must pass in
An original passage from each of four sources of your choosing
A paraphrase of each of those passages with a correct in text citation
An APA style Reference List of the four sources you used.
You may also access these web sites by opening the Conducting Research folder in this lesson.
Given these tools, there is no reason your paraphrases, citations, and list of references should not be perfect.
Decide on a topic you would like to know more about. This topic MAY be the same topic you are using for any of your essays, in this or another class, but it does not have to be. That is up to you.
Research your topic using
an online data base such as Proquest
online encyclopedias or almanacs
a library catalogue
other sources of information you can think of
So, your sources must be from at least two different types of publication or media, for example a:
magazine article, either from an on line data base or in print
scholarly journal article, either from an on line data base or in print
newspaper, either from an on line data base or in print
document with a corporate or group author
film, video, or DVD
personal or professional website
Find one SHORT paragraph in each of your four sources that you find interesting. If you choose to paraphrase a piece of writing that is more than 7 lines, I will give you zero points for that paraphrase.
Copy the short paragraph exactly, either by using a copying machine or scanner, cutting and pasting, or by typing the passage out, word for word, using quotations.
Now, write your own paraphrase of the paragraph.
Use in text citations to cite the paraphrases
3. Create an APA Reference List
Using the four sources you have chosen, write a Reference List
To see a sample APA Reference list, go to
and click on ‘sample paper’ then scroll to the end to see a reference list.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||08/18/2014 11:12 am|
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