In all the written work that you submit for this course, including your blog, the line between your own work and the work of outside sources must be clear.
Make sure to separate and cite phrases and sentences that are not your own.
- If you are quoting a significant phrase, as part of one of your own ideas, do it this way: Chairman Rey’s statement “All pleasure is tension and release” can be applied to the Odessa Steps sequence of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin.”
- If the statement is longer than a sentence, italicize it and separate it from the body of your writing. Cite the source in (parenthesis). You may link to the original or cite source and pages: eg: (Bordwell/Thompson: Film Art: page 98)
If you represent someone else’s thinking and writing as your own, you will fail the assignment and, possibly, the course.
If you use an outside source properly, with citation, you will get more credit, especially if you use it as a base for your own analysis.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please see me before you submit.
IT’S EASY FOR YOU TO CUT AND PASTE. IT’S EASY FOR ME TO GOOGLE