Paraphrase: A paraphrase is an important part ofwriting a paper. Simply put the paraphrase is when you read anotherauthors work and put it into your own words. It is also consideredparaphrasing when you use statistics and research from anothersource. This is the most common citation in a paper. Properparaphrasing is an art. This does not mean changing a few wordsaround. It means taking the authors ideas, summarizing them into yourown words and then using them. Of course you must cite everyparaphrase with an in line citation. Paraphrases are mostly used tosummarize paragraphs and main themes. Paraphrases are also used tocite statistics and other information. YOU DO NOT USE QUOTATION MARKSWHEN PARAPHRASING. More is to follow on citing the paraphrase.
Works Cited Page: This is the last page of yourpaper where you list, using the format shown below, all the books,articles, web sites, SIRS articles, magazines articles, etc. you haveused. This must be done in the proper format. Proper format will beoutlined in the following pages.
Last-minute papers turn into jumbled messes of multipleinstances of "Therefore, as to whether..." and "Indeed, it is clearthe fact that...." We try to mimic the rhythms of scholarly rhetoric, and end up sounding moronic.
Citing Sources: Most high schools use the MLA(Modern Language Association) format. Check with your teacher to seeif this format is acceptable in your school. Sources in these formatsuse the in line citation format. What this means isthat anytime you cite a source, whether it be a directquote or a paraphrase you must then insertan in line citation into the text of the paper. Typically the in linecitation would consist of the authors last name followed by the pagenumber with the entire citation in brackets. Here is an example:(Winthrop 24) The sentence period comes after the citation. More isto follow on proper in line citation format after this introduction.
What about in an office? In BrE we would say the bin, or the waste paper bin/waste paper basket. What about in the US? I guess these definitions came before we started recycling paper!
The most effective strategy is to head off these problems before they happen, by planning and managing a white paper to yield the best possible results.
User reps want to hear about ease-of-use, training and support. They can be more or less technical, but they will likely be detail-oriented. Users are not often a significant audience for white papers. But if a user rep is involved in a selection committee, you need to address their concerns at some point.
IT people generally want to see technical details. They will tolerate longer papers with modest production values. In fact, a slick and colorful format tends to make them suspicious.
This means that white papers must be carefully written and designed for business readers with limited time and attention. A wall of gray text is not likely to engage today’s white paper reader.
3. Evaluation: a prospect is actively looking at a set of products from a short list of vendors. The need for white papers has pretty much passed.
White papers are read by almost anyone contemplating the purchase of a relatively new, relatively complex, or relatively high-priced product or service for their business.
In the mouse behavior paper, for example, you would begin the Introduction at the level of mating behavior in general, then quickly focus to mouse mating behaviors and then hormonal regulation of behavior.
They are generally 2,500 words or more, written in a somewhat academic style, with no direct quotes from the vendor’s representatives. A white paper may be told in the Problem/Solution format, but rarely in the Before/After format.
Case studies are extended testimonials on how a product or service helped someone in the real world. They are typically between 500 and 1,500 words long, written in a journalistic style with many quotes from the actual customer.
A white paper should be much more dignified, substantial and informative than a brochure. Making it look like a sales piece is the kiss of death for a white paper.