Unit 1 is concerned with honing
your reading skills and helping you understand and employ outside sources
in your own work. The unit teaches accurate quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing,
and documentation. Additionally, Unit 1 defines plagiarism, provides
examples of plagiarism, and discusses ways of avoiding plagiarism. The
work culminates with the submission of a formal summary of Crevecouer's
"Letters from an American Farmer" due Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998.
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