In their own words or yours?

Time to put in your sources

There are several ways in which you can integrate sources in your essay to support your arguments, each one with its own set of rules.

Now consider the following questions:

  1. Would you rather read the exact words written by a source?
  2. Do you feel more connected with a writer when they explain the ideas of their sources in their own words?
  3. How would you go about inserting sources?

Read the following sections from Massey University’s Online Writing and Learning Link (OWLL), to learn more about quoting, paraphrasing and summarising.