Explain the difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Are researchers required to provide in-text citations and a References page entry for all three? Why or why not?
In writing, there is a difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Quoting is you actually take the writer’s exact words and put them into your work. The writer’s words must be in direct quotes. With direct quotes and in-text citation and a reference page entry is required. Paraphrasing means putting an excerpt from someone else’s work into your own words. An in-text citation and reference page entry is required for paraphrasing as well. Summarizing means putting only the main ideas of someone else’s work into your own words. An ...view middle of the document...
In order to make sure you are doing it correctly, you should consult with the style manual in which you are writing to make sure that it is properly cited and referenced.
What have you learned about navigating the library?
I have learned a substantial lot about the library. I can now retrieve documents that I want to retrieve, search for documents and use the filters to narrow the search. I also know how to save the full text document to my computer for easy referencing and I can use the citation page to make sure that I am using the proper citation for each source.
Go to your GU Resources. What tutorials or links will help you in this course?
The Online Library Resources and the Learning Center can be of help to me in this course.
In five to seven sentences (a paragraph), explain what it means to make choices in writing.
To make choices in writing, it means a lot in terms of what you are going to write. You have to first choose a topic. Choosing a topic can be the most challenging part of the writing process. Another choice in writing is choosing how you as the writer wants to approach the topic and what type of research much be done in writing about these topics. There are so many topics in writing in which we much choose, and these are just a few.
Imagine you are trying to convince someone to vote for a new school initiative. If you know that they see the world differently than you do, what strategy would you take to draw them to your way of thinking? What choices would you be faced with?