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3 reasons why it is important to cite work that is borrowed from other sources.
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There are many reasons why it is important to cite work borrowed from other sources in academic writing.
The simplest of these is that most, if not all, schools require it.
After that, there is the point of honesty.
Third, to demonstrate learning and knowledge of a field. By that I mean, often you are attempting to show that you are familiar with the scholarship in a given area, that you know which sources are most important, and that you can distinguish between ideas developed by different thinkers. Citations show this.
Then, courtesy for your readers. Assume your readers are interested in what you have to say, and will want to do more reading in the subject. You're telling them where to find useful sources.
These don't appy the same way in creative works like 1984, by the way; different rules apply.
Posted by gbeatty on April 14, 2007 at 2:06 AM (Answer #1)
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Remember that when you're writing a research paper, you are attempting to become knowledgeable about that subject. The more experts you can cite with-in that paper, the more credible you are as a researcher!
Posted by mrerick on April 14, 2007 at 3:51 AM (Answer #2)
I think that it is very important to cite yoru resources because first, it is common curtesy to the person who did all of the work to find the information out. Second, it is very important to cite yoru resources because, you could get kicked otu of school and NEVER return if you are cought doing plagiarism, even if it is not on perpose. And the last reason that i think it is important to cite you sources because, you do not want to go to jail.
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Posted by btosh94 on May 14, 2008 at 12:43 PM (Answer #3)
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First would be plagiarism. It is considered so if you do not cite work. Next would be integrity. The author's work has helped you so you definitely shoild cite him. Lastly a suggestion. You should paraphrase a writer's work if you do not want to cite him.
Posted by parama9000 on January 31, 2014 at 11:57 PM (Answer #5)
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