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Teaching Writing: When to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize

Students often struggle to integrate sources into their writing. After the difficult process of finding evidence to support their thesis, they face the new challenge of deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize sources. Before asking students to paraphrase, it’s important to explain what that means. In the simplest terms, paraphrasing is rewording AND rearranging. […] ...

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How to Cite the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

In honor of the fourth of July and the most patriotic month of the year, let’s look at some tips on how to cite the Declaration of Independence and similar important historical documents in MLA format and APA format. USA! If you are citing a website with information about the Declaration or the Constitution (even […] ...

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EasyBib Updates: NEW Grammar and Plagiarism Checker + Easier Citing

Hey EasyBib fans! We have exciting news to share. We’ve unveiled a new plagiarism and grammar checker just for students like you, plus updated our design to make citing even easier. Run a Plagiarism and Grammar Check with EasyBib Plus Now you can check your paper for unintentional plagiarism AND grammar errors without leaving EasyBib.com! Just copy and […] ...

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What’s New in Turabian 9th Edition

Attention, Turabian lovers! Earlier this year, the 9th edition of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, otherwise known as “Turabian,” was launched and listed new guidelines for formatting citations. We at EasyBib.com, carefully reviewed the updates and identified two important changes we believe you need to know before jumping in to […] ...

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10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2018

Summer is here, which means you get to reward yourself for a long year of studying by soaking up the sun (SPF-protected, of course) and unwinding by the beach or pool. Savor the rays with one of these unputdownable new beach reads. Need to use one as the basis for a post-summer book report? Never […] ...

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QUIZ: Is it Plagiarism?

At its core, plagiarism is the unauthorized use of information from another person’s work without crediting that person correctly.  Committing plagiarism in your paper, whether intentionally or accidentally, can lead to serious consequences for your grade and academic career. By backing up your ideas with credible sources, you can easily avoid the trap of plagiarism, […] ...