Good Citation

Good Mechanics

The following are all good citation techniques. Refer to this list if you’re ever in doubt about how to cite and briefly quote in the same short sentence.

All these good example contain several essentials of good citation.

  • They identify the AUTHOR
  • They identify the TITLE of the article, essay, or story
    • They could contain the name of the publication also, but they don’t.
  • They contain a QUOTATION
    • They could contain a PARAPHRASE instead, without quotation marks.
  • They also have SAID language
    • SAID, BELIEVES, CLAIMS, ASSERTS, INSISTS, or countless other varieties of SAID.

Examples

  • Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    • Author, in “Title,” said that “quote.”
  • Daniel Flath claims, in “Boylan’s Folly,” that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    • Author claims, in “Title,” that “quote.”
  • In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    • In Author’s essay, “Title,” Author claims, “Quote.”
    • In his essay, “Title,” Author claims, “Quote.”
  • In “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    • In “Title,” Author claims: “Quote.”
  • Daniel Flath thinks “boys can’t learn from women.” He makes this and other outrageous claims in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”
    • Author says “quote.” He makes this claim in essay, “Title.”
  • That “boys can’t learn from women” is one of the outrageous claims Daniel Flath makes in “Boylan’s Folly.”
    • That “subject verbs” is a claim Author makes in “Title.”
  • “Boys can’t learn from women,” according to Daniel Flath in “Boylan’s Folly.”
    • “Quote,” according to Author in “Title.”

Flawed Mechanics

Fix the errors in these citations by typing corrected versions into the Reply field below. Number your sentences 1, 2, and 3.

  1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
  2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
  3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

One of Your Own

Write a new one of your own in the same Reply field. Number it 4.

25 Responses to Good Citation

  1. mesrurerowan says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath affirms that boys can’t learn from women.
    2. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath states: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath alleges, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. According to Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  2. mrmba1 says:
    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” he claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In “Boylan’s Folly,” an essay by Daniel Flath, he says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  3. christianity19 says:

    In his essay, Daniel Flath is the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    In the essay by Daniel Flath and “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    In this essay by Daniel Flath is the author of “Boylan’s Folly,”

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  4. carsonwentz1186 says:
    1. In his essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In the words of the author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In Daniel Flath’s essay “Boylan’s Folly”, it is said that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his speech “I Have a Dream”, Martin Luther King states “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.”

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    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” the author Daniel Flath, says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” by Daniel Flath, he says “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Author Daniel Flath asserts “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  5. thecommoncase says:
    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” author Daniel Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” he said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath makes the claim that “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  6. imgoingswimming says:

    1).In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2).The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath, claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3).In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” it states “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4).Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylans Folly,” says “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  7. honeysucklelilac says:

    Flawed Mechanics
    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims that, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. “Boys can’t learn from women,” is one of the outrageous claims Daniel Flath makes in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  8. rowanrat says:

    Flawed Mechanics
    1.) Daniel Flath, in “Boylan’s Folly,” said that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2.) Daniel Flath claims, in “Boylan’s Folly,” that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3.) In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4.) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims, “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  9. justheretopass says:

    For 1 you have to take away that and lower case the b in boys… In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    For 2 The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, claims that, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    For 3 In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    For 4 In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath stated, “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  10. person345 says:
    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath states that: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” it is stated that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath claims that “Boys can’t learn from women.” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”.

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  11. kobebryant32 says:
    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly”, says that “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath states that: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly”, it is stated that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath claims that “Boys can’t learn from women”. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”.

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    • davidbdale says:

      Not much right here.
      The rule is: Start with a capital 90% of the time. Only when you lead in with that does the quote start lowercase.
      says, “Boys
      says that “boys
      Also, periods and commas ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks.

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  12. johnwick66 says:

    1.In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath claims ” Boys can’t learn from women”
    2.In “Boylan’s Folly,”, Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women”
    3. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath claims ” Boys can’t learn from women”
    4. That “boys can’t learn from women” is one of the several questionable claims Daniel Flath makes in “Boylan’s Folly”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Not much right here.
      The rule is: Start with a capital 90% of the time. Only when you lead in with that does the quote start lowercase.
      says, “Boys
      says that “boys
      Also, periods and commas ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks.

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