use your own ideas. It should be your paper and your ideas that should
be the focus.
the ideas of others sparingly -- only to support or reinforce
your own argument.
taking notes, include complete citation information for each item
quotation marks when directly stating another person's words.
good strategy is to take 30 minutes and write a short draft of your
paper without using any notes. It will help you think through what
you want to say and help prevent your being too dependent upon your