Let’s say you’re finishing your dissertation for your four-year course, or you’re always writing long essays for your classes. Maybe you’re submitting an article to a local newspaper or turning over relevant research to a government office.
You’ve spent a lot of sleepless nights swimming in waters of information, and by the time you’re proofreading your work, you want to know whether your words have any similarities to the resources you’ve gathered.
That’s very valid. Plagiarism is the enemy of academics, artists, and scientists across the globe.
You know you need to cite your references, but do you know how to do it correctly? It is important for you to show that you have spent time looking into the evidence of what is already out there before offering your perspective. Not only that, but giving credit where credit’s due can keep your originality scores high. Incorrect in-text citations or missing quotations can result in low originality scores in submitted papers, which you’ve worked hard to avoid.
So here’s a quick, full-on guide to what you need to cite, when you don’t need to cite and free online tools that you can use to help you with the process.
The days of Googling text line by line in order to find a source and properly give credit are long gone. It takes too much time and is not effective. Posting an article that contains uncited material is an invitation to plagiarism, which can lead to an author losing credibility, or worse, being subject to legal action.
The 23rd of April is a symbolic date when the whole world celebrates Book and Copyright Day. It is considered the day of tribute to the outstanding writers Miguel de Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega who died on this day.
Today we are recognizing the significance of books as the link between cultures and traditions, the past and the future. What’s more, we’re encouraging everyone, younger generations in particular, to discover the pleasure of reading.
This month we at Unplag had a great chance to celebrate National Encourage a Young Writer Day and interviewed the rising stars. Today we would like to bring to your attention another outstanding writer Shannon Lee Alexander, who is fond of young adult, contemporary and romance novels creation, so she is willing to share her experience.
Fantasy novels have always astonished kids while adults have been stuck in the novels about love and relationships. Both topics are major ones in MarcyKate’s novels. Marcy’s unique writing and fascinating storytelling caught our eye, so the Unplag team decided to have an interview with her at all costs.
We are not going to break a habit to interview renowned authors. This time a self-taught artist and writer is our honored guest. Jane Dunnewold started her career with dyeing and printing fabric till she found out there was a lack of books on some special techniques.
We have been lucky to conduct inspirational interviews with fantastic authors so far and shared with you their insight on writing expelling unique stories. This time an anonymous authoress agreed to reveal her secrets of writing with our readership. She has been blogging at “Miss Snark’s First Victim” since 2007. She does not want to reveal her name as she prefers to tell the truth about writer’s routines and be on the safe side. Her blog can confirm that.
What can be more fascinating than exploring newly made scientific achievements? The Unicheck team knows the answer. It’s the person who has a genius for creating science fiction. Luckily, we’ve become acquainted with the one. Meet Mark Alpert, a notable author of science thrillers and a contributing editor at Scientific American.
No matter what writing expertise you have, we bet you enjoy reading about the source of someone’s genius. There’s nothing like success stories or professional advice to unlock your inspiration. Luckily, we, at Unicheck, had a chance to talk to Stuart Aken, a great novelist and short story writer experienced in creating stories of different genres including science fiction, romance, and horror.
Stuart has gone through many difficulties on his way and finally, he has found his own source of comfort. It was writing. Besides, Stuart has long started running his own website, which now has plenty of useful and engaging material that would certainly be of a big interest for you (the link to the site is given below the post).
Read on to find out how Stuart manages to always create unique stories, what helps him stir his creativity, and what project Stuart is currently working on. Besides, there will be also helpful advice for newbie writers. Here’s the interview we are pleased to share with you!