Quotations<br />“The Depression had caused many Americans to reconsider their political outlook” (Bird & Sherwin, 115).<br />
Paraphrasing<br /> Many Americans’ political beliefs were affected because of the Depression (Bird & Sherwin, 115).<br />
Facts that are not generally known<br />Three out of four Californians were registered Republicans in 1930; by 1938 there were twice as many Democrats as Republicans (Bird & Sherwin).<br />
My teachers keep telling me to use MLA format when writing papers and citing sources. What the %@#$ is MLA?!?!<br />
Modern Language Association<br />MLA style tells you how to format your papers, quotations, and citations<br />Use your Hacker Pocket Style Manual to help you<br />See the wiki for more online guides<br />
WHY?<br />Helps you avoid plagiarizing<br />Helps your teacher recognize which ideas are yours, and which are bits of evidence you’ve gathered through excellent research!<br />It’s for your own good!!!<br />
Works Cited<br />Bird, Kai, and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.<br />"plagiarism noun" The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Perkiomen School. 9 February 2010 http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t140.e59316<br />
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