Quote Professor in paper?

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Tobias Funke
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Quote Professor in paper?

Postby Tobias Funke » Sat May 01, 2010 11:21 pm

Okay, so I'm in the process of writing a paper for one of my classes and my professor is a pretty well-known expert in the field. He assigned us a bunch of books this semester, including one he wrote. It just so happens that his book has a lot of good quotes I could use in my paper. As much as I'd like a good grade, I feel like a complete tool/brown noser for quoting my professor in my paper (especially more than once). Do you think it's a good idea to quote him a few times throughout to make my point?

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Re: Quote Professor in paper?

Postby d34d9823 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Tobias Funke wrote:Okay, so I'm in the process of writing a paper for one of my classes and my professor is a pretty well-known expert in the field. He assigned us a bunch of books this semester, including one he wrote. It just so happens that his book has a lot of good quotes I could use in my paper. As much as I'd like a good grade, I feel like a complete tool/brown noser for quoting my professor in my paper (especially more than once). Do you think it's a good idea to quote him a few times throughout to make my point?


Professor's aren't dumb. He's going to be able to tell if you quoted him because it was the best quote on the topic or if you're just brown-nosing. IMO write the paper exactly like you would for any other prof. If that means including his quotes, great!

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Re: Quote Professor in paper?

Postby macattaq » Sat May 01, 2010 11:45 pm

Just be careful that when you do this, you have a crystal clear understanding of what the professor said. Misinterpreting what your professor has said is a surefire way to end up feeling like a fool. Trust me, I've been there.




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