“Using Sources Ethically” by Marcia Muth

Please read “Reading Sources Ethically” by Marcia Muth and write a response to the questions below. 

Link to article.

  1. Choose one to two pieces of information that you found interesting or learned from reading this piece? Why was it interesting? Explain!
  2. How can you use what you learned to help as you begin to write your articles?

12 Comments

  1. Hamely Jose Taveras

    ” the more often you use a style, the easier it becomes. In fact, some
    researchers become so accustomed to their usual style that they begin to believe it’s
    the only correct style.”
    I find very interting because when I firtst starting writing I was horrable and boring. Later, I learn many new genres that help me become a better writer.

    “continue to use your energy and your
    valuable time productively as you gather and incorporate.”
    here the author talks about not plaigirising and taking you time to do research. This is very true because you need to make sure your research is creadible so you paper can be sucessfull.
    I can use what i learned to help as me begin to write my articles by taking my time and making sure i give credit to everyone. Making sureIi respect my reader and the author work. I learned from this post that I need to take my time to have a very good paper and not just rush it.

  2. mustapha

    ” If your time is short, however, don’t take shortcuts. (After all, your instructors have the same electronic resources that you do, and many campuses
    subscribe to antiplagiarism software.) Instead, continue to use your energy and your
    valuable time productively as you gather and incorporate information from your sources.” I found this interesting because usually when I’m writing I try to make an emphasis on the importance of time. I can use this quote in order to help me manage my time in the future easier.

  3. Jsantana

    “Careful researchers respect
    readers who are likely to be curious about the discoveries, reasons, and evidence
    marshaled by others.” I liked this piece from the reading because it shows how researchers and readers depend on each other. Learning this will help me write article in the future by making me take my research more seriously.

  4. Annie Obas

    One piece of information that i liked was ” Using Time Effectively
    If you’re attending classes [and] probably working part-time … you’re no doubt short of time. And using time well is one of the most effective ways to avoid questionable research practices. I liked it because using your time effectively and doing things at a schedule pace help not to procrastinate. Reading this piece get you tips on how to write a good paper and the do’s and don’ts while doing so.

  5. Arian Qosaj

    One piece of information that I found interesting is “remember that the value of every source remains potential until you successfully capture its facts, statistics, expert testimony, examples, or other information in a form that you can incorporate into your paper” because it points out how every source has information that is useful and reliable.

  6. Elma Kastrat

    “Although the details about where to place a punctuation mark or how to identify the exact words of a source may seem finicky when you write your first research papers, many of these conventions are widely accepted academic practices.” I found this part interesting because every time I write my essays, paragraphs, research papers, etc. I spent a lot of time thinking if I used the correct punctuation mark, did I put it in the right place, etc. However, this part helped me to see that even though we need to know how to use punctuation marks correctly it is not a big deal if we sometimes forget to put it somewhere when we write the first draft of our work.

    “If you’re attending classes [and] probably working part-time … you’re no doubt short of time. And using time well is one of the most effective ways to avoid questionable research practices. If your time is short, however, don’t take shortcuts. Instead, continue to use your energy and your valuable time productively as you gather and incorporate information from your sources.” I found this part interesting because I feel that it explains me. When I started going to college I struggled how to divide my time between my part time job and college. However, by working hard I made time for both and I realized that nothing in life is difficult if we want to.

    I can use this article to help me with my future writing especially with writing which I have to do in this module. It has a lot of good and very well explained things which tell us what we should include and what not in our writing. It shows us how our essays should look and what their structure should be. At the same time, it tells us that it is very important to manage time and find good time for our writing because writing requires time.

  7. Kevin Yu

    Choose one to two pieces of information that you found interesting or learned from reading this piece? Why was it interesting? Explain!
    Showing Respect in Academic Writing I learned is very interesting I know what Plagiarism is but back in High School I felt that the English teachers are a bit easier on the subject and I felt that I have Plagiarized without even knowing I did plagiarize.
    Using Time Effectively: Find articles that answer your questions and satisfy the goals of your readers.

    How can you use what you learned to help as you begin to write your articles?
    I can use what I learned to help me begin writing my articles by implementing these steps towards my own written articles by checking if I answered my research questions and if I give enough credit to the sources that I cite in my papers.

  8. Isael Castillo

    ” Although the details about where to place a punctuation mark or how to identify the exact words of a source may seem finicky when you write your first research papers, many of these conventions are widely accepted academic practices.” I found this one interesting because sometimes I find myself asking if I put the correct punctuation in the right place or if I’m even using the correct punctuation in that sentence.

    “Remember that the value of every source remains potential until you successfully capture its facts, statistics, expert testimony, examples, or other information in a form that you can incorporate into your paper.” This one also, interesting to me because it explains what I need to be looking for in a source, and how to analyze its information provided. This can help a lot too because’s showing how a good source is made, and how to look for a source that going to provide you with the information you need.

  9. Arlene Perez

    One piece I found interesting from the article was when the author Marcia Muth, describes how disrespectful to “academic writing” plagiarism is. It was interesting because I think plagiarism is a serious matter. This article was helpful to me and what I learned is that I should dedicate more time into my writing pieces and the research that goes into them.

  10. Hanting Hu

    “No matter how you record your notes, they should achieve two crucial purposes:
    conservation and transfer.” I think this is important because improper use will result in theft of other people’s works.
    When collecting materials, make sure that materials is reliable data to avoid problems after integration.

  11. Tenzin Namgyal

    One piece of information that I found interesting is “If you’re attending classes [and] probably working part-time … you’re no doubt short of time. And using time well is one of the most effective ways to avoid questionable research practices. If your time is short, however, don’t take shortcuts. Instead, continue to use your energy and your valuable time productively as you gather and incorporate information from your sources.” I found this to be interesting because as a student that has a part time job and struggles to manage the time to do both, I could really relate to this. I can use what I learned from reading this article to help me begin writing my own article by using what I learned about using my time effectively.

  12. Jeimi Bravo

    While reading the text, the piece of information that I found interesting was “As you learn to recognize such conventions and apply them in your papers, you,
    too, will begin to take them for granted. The more you take such conventions for
    granted, the further you’ll have grown toward mastering the assumptions common in
    your field”. This allows you to value your paper and apply the knowledge that you gain in writing. I can use this in my writing because many times I do not know what to apply in my writing and it is so much that I learn that it all piles in and it would be good for me to apply different techniques for me to learn which way works for me best.

    The second best advice that I was able to absorb from this reading is “Remember that the value of every source remains potential until you successfully capture its facts, statistics, expert testimony, examples, or other information in a form that you can incorporate into your paper”. This reaches out to me because many resources have their unique point, and it is important to state your sources and explain them.

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