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 you use.
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 sources.