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Getting Started

Understand your assignment:

  • What kind of speech are you giving (informative, persuasive, other)?
  • How long does it need to be?
  • Do you need visuals?
  • How many sources & what types of sources?
  • Assigned topic or choose your own.

Any questions? Ask your instructor.  

Try researching your topic before you select it. 

Citations? HELP!

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

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Should I Use That Information?

There is some amazing stuff on the web but there is also some not so great stuff.

Think about the sources you are using in your paper. The CRAAP Test can help.

Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose