Helpful Hints for Out-of-Class Reading Assignments
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Identifying Acceptable Paraphrases

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This online learning module will help you to identify acceptable examples of paraphrasing.  Keep these lessons in mind when you paraphrase a source or author in your Out-of-Class reading assignments.

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How to Cite Sources: Mark the Boundaries

http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com This video explains the concept of "marking the boundaries" as a general principle for citing sources.
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Directions on how to incorporated cited materials within your writing, using APA citation style, signal phrases, and in-text citations.

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How to Write an Introduction Paragraph for Your Essay

Essay introduction formula for academic writing using the three-part funnel approach: grab attention, bridge to thesis, present thesis. Presented by Michelle...
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This video details how to write an introductory paragraph for an essay.

 

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using_evidence.pdf

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From Indiana University... example of strong and weak evidence to support a claim/argument.

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Plagiarism: You Can't Just Change a Few Words

http://www.criticalthinkeracademy.com A lot of students don't think that examples like these count as plagiarism. But they're wrong. This is a sample video f...
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A very important lesson for writing from a text...

 

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