Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Video Assignment

The first video in the selection is all about the summary section. Summaries can be short or long, whichever the author prefers. However, they must be shorter than the item being summarized. If it is the same length, that is considered paraphrasing. One should avoid quotes in their summary, instead using their own words. The summary should include facts and not include opinions.

The second video addresses the use of keywords in the search. The search should include two to four words, limiting the results to a manageable level while still ensuring that relevant results are acquired.

The third video discusses the use of citations. Source citations offer validity to the information given. They also eliminate the possibility of the author being called out for plagiarism. Properly citing a source shows that a writer has respect for the original author, the teacher, and the institution which they belong to.

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