Why we need to cite our sources

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Why we need to cite our sources

Plagarism means to steal and pass off ( the ideas or words of another) as one's own.  Citing sources is simple acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagarism.  Ethics demand the writers be credited for their work and their writing.  Not to do so is to plagarize.  Intentionally or unintentionally to copy the ideas , or work of another without sufficient acknowledgement is plagarize.

There are several ways to scite.  Quoting any verbatim use of a source, no matter how large or small the quotation, place in quotation marks.  Quotation must be accompanied, either within the text with by a indication of the source, identifying the author, title, place and date of publication ( where relevant), and page number.  Paraphrase is a restatement of another person's thought or idea in your own words, using your own sentence structure.  A summary is a statement of another person's thoughts or ideas in your own words.  You must cite your sources.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Time Management

Time seem to just go tto fast.  I took a seminar to help me manage time, but it still is hard to stay on schedule.  I work and full time job and most of the time I am very tired.  Some days I can stay on schedule and have time for myself.  Lately it has been hard to do especiall now since the time has changed.  I have to adjust to it being dark before 6 p.m.  Sometimes it seem like my brain freeze up and I forget what is going on and I get off track.. My classes are more demanding each time.  I have been out of school for many years and just when I think I got everything on track I get off schedule and it takes a minute to get it together.  Some days I have more things to do.  If something throws me off, I am out in space for a while.  I have teenagers and it seems like they always have things going on that includes me.  My husband isn't any help because he don't have a clue sometimes.  I am the glue that hold everything together.  I wonder what would happen if I disappear for a day and they can't find me.  I am trying to do better with my schedule and maintaining my time.  I sort of have it together when boom someone needs me to take them here, do this, and do that.  I am going to let everyone know that unless they are dieing, they will not interupt what I have plan and that's that.