It is very easy to lose the reference to a source - or to forget that something is not actually your own words or idea.
Consequently, it is a good idea to get into the habit of taking good notes.
So, when you are taking notes:
Watch the video below to see one way of doing this.
The transcript of the video is at the bottom of the page.
Another way to make notes is to use a table with two columns. Put the source at the top of the page, then in the left column you can copy and paste and put the page numbers. In the right column put your own thoughts, comments, critical analysis, paraphrases, references to other sources, etc.
Now try this activity. You can see below seven solutions to common problems with taking notes, but you need to find the problem and drag it to the correct box.