What is the value of each of these?
Writing at a high academic level means finding a balance between adding your own voice to a scholarly conversation and leaning on the voices of experts currently in that field. You will learn as a research that you need both of these elements to crate a successful research article or presentation. Some of the reasons each piece is valued are outlined below, but remember that you need both of these as a successful researcher. Use the research articles you are reading for class as templates of what your future writings/presentations might looks like. You will notice that each shares an original idea or project (the reason for writing the article), but will rely heavily on the research and ideas of others to create the foundation for the project.
Original Ideas (or Personal Research)
Expert Research (or Expert Opinions)
Watch the short video on paraphrasing below. Here are some good steps to follow when you want to paraphrase a passage:
Below is a short video on using the CSE style for citations. The examples in the video come from the Penn State Guide linked below which is an excellent resource. The other resource linked below is our Science & Health Guide. While this has some CSE information, it is particularly useful for navigating the Kinlaw Library online resources.