It contains the list of the books in an alphabetical order either showing the titles of the books or the names of the authors of the books. It is written at the end of the thesis.
Martin G. B. (2014). The Stormy Night. New York: Cyclone Publishers
Generally, this citation includes information such as the author’s surname, date of publication or the page number in which the part you have taken the idea appears in the original book.
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used by the Humanities.
Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by Business, History, and the Fine Arts.
At school, we normally use the APA style.
APA – ‘Her past would not let her be at peace (Martin, 2014).’
MLA – ‘Her past would not let her be at peace (Martin 251).’
Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly.
2. Include information from sources in your own words, so your teachers will still know you’re using sources, but you won’t have to quote everything.
3.Always cite a paraphrase. When you paraphrase, you’re rewriting someone else’s words into your own words. You’re essentially using someone else’s ideas in your paper.
If you claim the information as your own (which is what you do if you don’t cite a paraphrase) you’re plagiarizing!
Plagiarizing is a serious offence.
2. Set the source aside. This is important.
3. Write your paraphrase without looking at the original source. This will help you write in your own words and help you resist the temptation to use the wording and sentence structure of the original source.
4. Include key points and sub-points from the original source.
6. Write a paraphrase in your own words and use your own sentence structure.
7. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phrase you have borrowed exactly from the source.
8. Always cite a paraphrase.
Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47.
A legitimate paraphrase:
In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim (Lester 46-47).
A plagiarized version:
Students often use too many direct quotations when they take notes, resulting in too many of them in the final research paper. In fact, probably only about 10% of the final copy should consist of directly quoted material. So it is important to limit the amount of source material copied while taking notes.