What's an In-Text Citation?
Why? I don't know...it seems pretty straightforward to me, but then I've been writing and grading academic papers for a long time...
would think it would be crazy hard for new academic writers to write a college-level academic paper, but NO! What's really hard for new academic writers is to format that paper correctly, especially when it comes to
So here's the basics: If you borrow someone's idea, you have to give him or her credit--it's their idea. They did a lot of work to come up with something original, so give credit where credit is due. A person's ideas can be expressed verbally or in writing. A writer can use those ideas by paraphrasing, summarizing or quoting directly. Any way you borrow from someone, you must cite those ideas with an in-text citation within your text (we're not talking about Works Cited pages for now).
So, wanna practice? Do it anyway. Here's a link to MLA In-text and Works Cited Quiz (20 questions).
So how did you do? What did you learn? Do you disagree with any of the answers?