Writing with Sources: A Guide for Students / Edition 2

Overview

Developed for Harvard University's Expository Writing Program, Writing with Sources describes the main principles and methods of integrating and citing sources in scholarly work, and provides cogent guidance on avoiding the misuse of sources.


The second edition of Writing with Sources is updated throughout, and includes new material on the roles sources play in argument, on assessing the reliability of sources, and on attitudes about writing that can lead to plagiarism.


"The best little book for college writers. Harvey understands the writer's position-and plight-when composing essays that must respond to texts yet make independent assertions. Writing with Sources not only provides clear rules of citation for papers in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, but it also shows how writers can incorporate and advance ideas learned from other writers, while avoiding the bad habits of composition that can lead to plagiarism. It's the one book to keep on your desk."
-David Gewanter, English Department, Georgetown University


"An important, much needed pedagogical tool, this short volume provides practical, easily implemented advice and guidelines to citing and acknowledging the sources for one's reports and arguments. Put in the hands of students as they enter university, it will serve them well throughout their undergraduate years and beyond."
-Ted Humphrey, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University


Gordon Harvey is Senior Preceptor of Expository Writing, Harvard University.

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Ted Humphrey
An important, much needed pedagogical tool, this short volume provides practical, easily implemented advice and guidelines to citing and acknowledging the sources for one's reports and arguments. Put in the hands of students as they enter university, it will serve them well throughout their undergraduate years and beyond. (Ted Humphrey, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University)
David Gewanter
The best little book for college writers. Harvey understands the writer's position - and plight - when composing essays that must respond to texts yet make independent assertions. Writing with Sources not only provides clear rules of citation for papers in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, but it also shows how writers can incorporate and advance ideas learned from other writers, while avoiding the bad habits of composition that can lead to plagiarism. It's the one book to keep on your desk. (David Gewanter, English Department, Georgetown University)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603844840
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • File size: 876 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Harvey is Senior Preceptor of Expository Writing, Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 The Role of Sources

1.1 Sources of What? 2

1.2 Citing Reliable Sources 7

1.3 Citing Sources Reliably 10

2 Integrating Sources

2.1 Ways of Bringing a Source In 15

2.2 Three Basic Principles 18

2.3 Rules for Quoting 22

2.4 Quoting Blocks 23

2.5 Using Discursive Notes 26

3 Misuse of Sources

3.1 Plagiarism 29

3.2 Forms of Plagiarism 32

3.3 Other Misuses of Sources 35

3.4 How to Create High-Risk Situations 38

4 Styles of Citation

4.1 Documenting a Source 45

4.2 Chicago Note Style 47

4.3 MLA In-Text Style 50

4.4 APA and CSE In-Text Styles 53

4.5 CSE Coding Style 59

App Listing Your References

Articles and Short Texts 64

Books and Reports 72

Oral, Visual, and Multimedia Sources 76

Further Information 80

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