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Ok or not? Nearly half or more of an essay consists of quotes

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When incorporating material from an original source, students often use quotes to support their theses. Quoting sources is also helpful when the person writing the paper is not an expert on a subject matter. But what happens when many good quotes are identified while researching the topic, and the paper becomes full of cited material? Is it ok to have the majority of the assignment consist of these quotes?

This week's poll explores whether students understand the importance of including original work in their assignments.

Ok or Not? Poll

For your paper, nearly half or more of your essay consists of fully cited quotes. Ok or not?

Published on by kennethb.