The title of Chapter 17 of Patterns for college writing: A rhetorical reader and guide (Kirszner, L. G., & Mandell, S. R. 2012) is Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. We want to pay close attention to the word “Integrating” in the title. It refers to the fact that we incorporate ideas from outside sources in a logical way (a way that makes sense in terms of ideas and of flow) into our own ideas.
We integrate/incorporate outside sources into our own ideas in order to support or prove our own ideas. One way we integrate/incorporate sources into our own ideas is by paraphrasing a passage (also known as an excerpt) from an outside source.
In this thread, please do the following:
–In your own words, explain, in 2-3 sentences, when it is we should paraphrase an excerpt from an outside source and how to do it correctly.
–Write a paragraph about how to use the Compare/Contrast rhetorical mode in an essay (see Chapter 8 ofWordsmith) and in your paragraph, paraphrase an excerpt from the Chapter (8).
Also, explain why your paraphrase is correct. Be specific.
Kirszner, L. G., & Mandell, S. R. (2012). Patterns for college writing: A rhetorical reader and guide (12th ed.) Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins.