Who Said What?: A Writer's Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (and Avoiding Plagiarism) (Paperback)
A thorough, accessible guide to research, citation, and source evaluation, designed to assist students growing up in an era of social media, fake news, alternative facts, and information overload.
Is Yahoo Answers a good source for your History essay? How about InfoWars? How do you include another person’s ideas in your work without stealing them? Should you cite an Instagram post as a source, and if so, how do you do it? Who Said What? provides students from middle school through college (along with bloggers, writers, and others who need to write with accuracy and clarity) with a reliable, friendly guide through the often bewildering process of research, writing, and documentation. Drawing on years of teaching, research, and writing experience, Kayla Meyers teaches you how to evaluate the trustworthiness of a source, how to use it without stealing it, how to properly credit its creator, and why all of this even matters. With contemporary examples and the step-by-step explanations that made Susan Wise Bauer’s Writing With Skill series so popular, Who Said What? will become an essential resource for young writers.
About the Author
Kayla Meyers is a writer, cultural historian, and educator living in Austin, Texas with past lives in Madrid, Spain and Richmond, Virginia. She writes about all things pop culture and contemporary political rhetoric and has published work in academic journals and magazines, including The Journal of Popular Culture. Kayla has presented her work at numerous academic conferences, and worked helped program the 2017 Southeastern American Studies Conference as well as the 2019 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival. She’s been teaching writing and English for over four years with the Well-Trained Mind Academy and have a forthcoming book Who Said What? with The Well-Trained Mind Press.
Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.