English Language Program (ELP)

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Plagiarism

Using the words or ideas of other of other scholars and writers without giving them credit for their original work.

Citation / To Cite

How you identify the original source of an idea or phrase. Contains the title, author's name, date of publication and other information needed to locate the resource. The three main methods of citation are APA, MLA, and Chicago Style.

Quotation / To Quote

Using the text's exact words in your paper. Use when the original words are important. You must use quotation marks (") around the quote. You must cite a quote.

To Paraphrase

Using your own words to describe another person's idea or a written or spoken statement. You must mention the original source when paraphrasing.

Export

To move information, like citations, from one computer program or website to another.

Bibliography

A list of citations at the end of a paper, article, or book.

APA Style

A format for writing and citation created by the American Psychological Association. It is used mostly in the social science and hard science disciplines. The 6th edition is the most current.

MLA Style

A format for writing and citation created by the Modern Language Association. It is used mostly in English and literature studies and other humanities. The 7th edition is the most current.

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