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.

26 Responses to Good Citation

  1. profs22 says:

    1.In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “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.In the excerpt “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniela Flath states: “Boys can;t learn from women”

  2. cfriery says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he states, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath notes: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. According to Daniel Flath, apparently, “Boys can’t learn from women,” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

    • 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.”

      • davidbdale says:

        MESRURE. It’s odd to find your entry here as a Reply to cfriery.

        1. Very nice.
        2. Set off the title with TWO commas. Commas go INSIDE the quotation marks. Periods go INSIDE the quotation marks. Like, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS.
        3. Perfect.
        4. Perfect except that the comma goes INSIDE the quotation marks.

        And YES, sometimes correctly-punctuated sentences have two quotation marks in a row.

    • davidbdale says:

      CFRIERY

      1. Start with an initial capital for quotes that follow SAID language.
      2. Set off the title with two commas. Commas go INSIDE the quotation marks. Periods go INSIDE the quotation marks. Like, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS.
      3. Yeah! Like that. In every way.
      4. You make it sound as if boys can’t learn in Flath’s essay. What you mean is that according to Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” “Boys can’t learn from women.”

      And YES, sometimes correctly-punctuated sentences have two quotation marks in a row.

  3. SmilingDogTheProfWants says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “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 a claim in the essay “Boylan’s Folly,” written by Daniel Flath.

  4. rowanstudent24 says:

    1.According to Daniel Flath, he states in his essay “Boylan’s Folly” that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. According to the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath states that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3.In the text “Boylan’s Folly” by Daniel Flath, he states that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly,” the author Daniel Flath states that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  5. runnerd4 says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, Flath states, “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,” he states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In “Boylan’s Folly,” by Daniel Flath, Flath states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  6. sunshine2818 says:

    1) In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” suggests that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2) The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath thinks “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3) In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4) An Author, Daniel Flath states “Boys can’t learn from women” in an essay, “Boylan’s Folly”

  7. comicdub says:

    1.) Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” says that, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2.) The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath, makes the claim that, “boys can’t learn from women”.
    3.) In the essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4.) Author Daniel Flath insists, in “Boylan’s Folly,” that “boys can’t learn from women.”

  8. l8tersk8ter says:

    1. In his essay “Boylan’s Folly,” 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 states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath states in his essay “Boylan’s Folly” the outrageous claim that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  9. cardinal7218 says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In his essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3. In “Boylan’s Folly,” an essay by Daniel Flath, Flath claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. Daniel Flath, in his essay “Boylan’s Folly,” makes the ridiculous claim that “boys can’t learn from women.”

  10. oaktree1234 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Faith says that, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Faith claims: “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In Daniel Faith’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. “Boys can’t learn from women,” is the claim made by Daniel Faith in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

  11. corinnebuck1219 says:

    1) In Daniel Falth’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, he claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2) In “Boylan’s Folly”, written by Daniel Flath, he claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3) Author Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, insists “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4) “Boys can’t learn from women” ; a claim that author Daniel Flath states in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”.

  12. sonnypetro29 says:

    1.In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says, “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, “Boylan’s Folly,” written by Daniel Flath, he states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    4. Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly”, makes a crazy claim that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  13. shadowswife says:

    1. According to Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, Flath claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In the essay, “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. Wrong:
    “Boys can’t learn from women” based on the essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, by Daniel Flath.
    Better:
    “Boys can’t learn from women,” says Daniel Flath in “Boylan’s Folly.”

  14. mhmokaysure says:

    In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” author Daniel Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women”.
    The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath says “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    In the essay “Boylan’s Folly”, author Daniel Flath says that “boys can’t learn from women”.
    Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly” says that “boys can’t learn from women”.

  15. pardonmyfrench13 says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, Flath states “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath, makes a statement that “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3. In an essay by Daniel Flath called “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. “Boys can’t learn from women”, is a claim made by Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

  16. dayzur says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” 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,” Daniel Flath says “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    4. Daniel Flath states that “Boys can’t learn from women.” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,”.

  17. gabythefujoshi18 says:

    1. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” states that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. According to Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  18. BabyGoat says:

    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” claims 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,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath thinks that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

  19. wafflesrgud22 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, 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,” it states talks about boys being unable to learn from women.
    4. Daniel Flath states that “Boys can’t learn from women.” in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”.

  20. 612119d says:

    1) In Daniel Falth’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, he claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2) In “Boylan’s Folly”, written by Daniel Flath, he claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3) Author Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, insists “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4) Daniel Flath has claimed in his work “boys can’t learn from women.”

  21. clementine102 says:

    1.) In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he states, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2.) In the essay “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath notes: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3.) In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4.) According to Daniel Flath, “Boys can’t learn from women,” according to his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

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