Practice Academic Honesty

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Use these common English phrases when you cite sources

Someone says...
Macklem says that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
OR
According to Macklem, Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
NOTE
: The verb of the sentence is current.

You can also use these verbs or phrases instead of says ...
states, writes, postulates, maintains, sets forth the opinion, advances the idea, etc.

EXAMPLES::
Macklem states that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
Macklem postualtes that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
Macklem maintains that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
Macklem sets forth the opinion that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.
Macklem advances the idea that Plagiary is an online peer-reviewed journal focused on the study of plagiarism.

According to...
According to Lesko, technology has made it easier to spot plagiarism (Macklem).
OR
Technolgy has made it easier to spot plagiarism, according to Lesko (Macklem).

As someone says...
As Lesko says, technology has made it easier to spot plagiarism (Macklem).

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Created (July 2006); Revised (June 2010)
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