Reflecting on Your Writing: Paraphrasing and Academic Integrity
As a scholar, knowing how to paraphrase is a critical skill when accurately reflecting a colleague’s ideas. Effective paraphrasing is used to articulate a source’s essential ideas but without directly copying the author’s words or phrases. This week’s Learning Resources will help you develop effective paraphrasing skills and avoid unintentional plagiarism.
For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to paraphrasing and academic integrity. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on paraphrasing and academic integrity with your colleagues.
To prepare for this Discussion
Read and Listen to the Learning Resources on paraphrasing and academic integrity. Reflect on your paraphrasing process in relation to academic integrity. You may even choose to consider your approach to this specific assignment in relation to summary and academic integrity.
By tomorrow Wednesday 12/13/2017, post in APA format the level one headings below with at least 2 references from the Required Reading list below:
1) a 2-paragraph reflection on your paraphrasing strategy, including one strength as well as one opportunity for improvement. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply the effective summary concepts in this week’s Assignment.)
2) Be sure to address any strategies you may have to ensure academic integrity in your writing.
Walden University Writing Center. (2015i). Walden templates: General templates: APA course paper template (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general
Note: Please submit all assignments using the above mentioned APA Course Paper Template.
Laureate Education. (2015). [Infographic]. Effective Paraphrasing Strategies, Baltimore, MD: Author.
Walden University Writing Center. (2016). Citations: In-text and parenthetical citations. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations/intextparenthetical
Walden University Writing Center. (2016). Common reference list examples. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references/examples
Walden University Writing Center. (2015h). Using evidence: Incorrect paraphrasing. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/citations/incorrect
Sharkey-Smith, M. (2014, May 27). Patchwork paraphrasing [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/05/patchwork-paraphrasing.html
Walden University Writing Center. (2015). Paraphrasing sources video playlist [Video files]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase#s-lg-box-10514317
Note: View the entire playlist of videos on this web page. The approximate combined length is 5 minutes.
Walden University Writing Center. (2015). Paraphrasing sources: Paraphrasing strategies [Video file]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase/effective#s-lg-box-10514308
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
Walden University Writing Center. (2015). Paraphrasing sources: Paraphrasing examples [Video file]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase/examples#s-lg-box-6264250
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 3 minutes.