Q. Do I have to use sources in my writing?


You must cite anytime you use someone else's words or ideas. Don't forget that you should cite if you're using words or ideas from your textbook, too!

If you use direct words from the source, that's a quote, and you must use quotation marks. If you put the ideas from the source into your own words, that's a paraphrase. You don't need to put paraphrased material in quotation marks, but you do still have to cite it.


  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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