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Learning to seamlessly incorporate quotes is essential in order to become an effective writer. Refer to the resources in this guide whenever you are unsure of how to add textual evidence (quotes and paraphrasing) into a written assignment. 


 (From MICDS McCullough Library): You might be saying to yourself "Won't my whole paper be a string of quotes and paraphrases?" No! Your teacher wants to see your ideas too. The purpose of the quotations and paraphrasing is to back up your ideas. Therefore you want to use only the very best and most interesting quotations and paraphrases in your work. Direct quotations should only account for about 10% of your total paper. You weave these passages into your writing. This is a skill like any other and takes time to perfect!

 

A Word About Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using someone else's words or ideas without providing proper credit. This means that even if you forget to cite you are still guilty of plagiarism, which is a violation of South Hadley High School student conduct policies. Take the time to make sure you give credit where credit is due.

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