You did not get into college without learning to read. You can read. You also cannot expect to do well in college without being willing to learn to read some materials that seem very challenging to you today. Taking on those challenges with your sources for your research projects can be especially satisfying for a number of reasons, and the understanding you gain of your material will give you a chance to demonstrate your command of the subject.
One final tip: Sloppy and awkward reuse of source material raises suspicions of plagiarism.
Taking accurate notes is the first step in avoiding accidental plagiarism. Good note-taking skills allow you to identify exactly what information came from what source, and will help prevent any last minute misunderstandings, lapses in memory, or confusion over the origin of a given point, quotation, or idea. Good notes can also save a lot of time because they provide a reliable record for double checking sources.
To take better notes, it is important to:
--Plagiarism Resource Site
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