Type of source
Are you using
· your own independent material,
· common knowledge, or
· someone else’s independent material?
You must acknowledge someone else’s material.
· Do all quotations exactly match their sources? Check them.
· Have you inserted quotation marks around quotations that are run into
· Have you shown omissions with ellipsis marks and additions with
· Does every quotation have a source citation?
Paraphrases and summaries
· Have you used your own words and sentence structures for every
paraphrase and summary? If not, use quotation marks around the original
· Does every paraphrase and summary have a source citation?
· Have you obtained any necessary permission to use someone else’s
material on your Web site?
· Have you acknowledged every use of someone else’s material in the
place where you use it?
· Does your list of works cited include all the sources you have used?
· You can download this checklist from this book’s Web site: see the box
Taken from: Fowler, Ramsey H. and Jane I. Aaron. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York:
Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. Companion Website