Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing

Tattoos and piercings. Here’s a PowerPoint that uses an article on the tattoo and piercing craze to engage viewers in a presentation about citing sources. The 14 slides focus on how to add credibility to writing by including and citing statistics and expert opinions, paraphrasings, and summaries. Also included are color-coded instructions for how to paraphrase and summarize without plagiarizing. 

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Pros

  • The USA Today article is sure to engage viewers
  • The color-coded examples clearly illustrate how to and how not to cite resources
Cons

  • No practice exercises are included in the presenation