Quotations “The Depression had caused many Americans to reconsider their political outlook” (Bird & Sherwin, 115).
Paraphrasing Many Americans’ political beliefs were affected because of the Depression (Bird & Sherwin, 115).
Facts that are not generally known Three out of four Californians were registered Republicans in 1930; by 1938 there were twice as many Democrats as Republicans (Bird & Sherwin).
My teachers keep telling me to use MLA format when writing papers and citing sources. What the %@#$ is MLA?!?!
Modern Language Association MLA style tells you how to format your papers, quotations, and citations Use your Hacker Pocket Style Manual to help you See the wiki for more online guides
WHY? Helps you avoid plagiarizing Helps your teacher recognize which ideas are yours, and which are bits of evidence you’ve gathered through excellent research! It’s for your own good!!!
Works Cited Bird, Kai, and Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Vintage Books, 2006. "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