Good Citation

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.

43 Responses to Good Citation

  1. littlecow24 says:

    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. Daniel Flath, in “Boylan’s Folly”, claims that “boys can’t learn form women.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      You err three times in a way that I’ve explained about 5 times in class.

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      • littlecow24 says:

        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. Daniel Flath, in “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that “boys can’t learn form women.”

        Thank you for the feedback! I believe I have fixed the 3 errors. I hope these are better!

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  2. Lunaduna says:

    1. Daniel Flath, in “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,” is said that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    4. Daniel Flath thinks “boys can’t learn from women.” He makes this claim in “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      If you’re going to both describe a person and name him, you’ll need to set off the second with commas. You also make another error you should be sick of hearing about by now. 🙂

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  3. chickendinner 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 by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” he declares, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4: “Boys can’t learn from women,” remarks Daniel Flath in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  4. Lily4Pres 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,” by Daniel Flath, Flath says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. “Boys can’t learn from women,” claims Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      If you’re going to both describe a person and name him, you’ll need to set off the second with commas.
      Your other error is a little-understood rule you probably heard of for the first time in class.

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  5. frogs02 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. In Daniel Flath’s essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3.In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4, Dylan Flath thinks “boys can’t learn from women.” He states this in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  6. nugget114 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” says 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 “Boylan’s Folly,” it is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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

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  7. 1. In “Boylan’s” Folly,” Daniel Flath says that, “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    2. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” he says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. Daniel Flath thinks that “boys can’t learn from women.” He claims this in “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  8. kilotoon says:

    1) Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, says that, “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    2) Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly”, claims that “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    3) It is said in “Boylan’s Folly”, the essay by Daniel Flath, 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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  9. imaspookyghost says:

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

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      But your errors are unique and creative.
      In one sentence, you introduce a completely unnecessary comma.
      In another you twice break a rule I’ve emphasized in class so many times you should be sick of hearing about it.
      In the others, needed commas are missing.
      Not one of the four is completely correct.
      Care to try again?

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  10. kingofcamp says:

    1. Daniel Flath, in his essay, “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 his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims, “boys can’t learn from women.”

    4. Daniel Flath, author of “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that, “boys can’t learn from women.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      Not one of the four is completely correct.
      Care to try again?

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      • kingofcamp says:

        1. Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” 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,” according to Daniel Flath in “Boylan’s Folly.”

        Hopefully this is better! Thanks for the feedback!

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  11. comatosefox says:

    1. In the 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 said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In “Boylan’s Folly,” written by Daniel Flath, he claims that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  12. zeek says:

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

    In Daniel Flaths essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, he says that “boys can’t learn from women.

    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women”.

    Daniel Flath, the auther of “Boylans Folly”, claims that “Boys can’t learn from women”.

    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    In the essay “boylans Folly”, Daniel Flaths says that “Boys can’t learn from women”.

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  13. calamariii says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” author Daniel Flath says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. One of the claims made in Daniel Flath’s “Boylan’s Folley,” is that “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  14. levixvice says:

    In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” David Flath claims that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath claims: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    In David Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” it is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    “Boys can’t learn from women” is what David Flath insists on this claim in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      A wide variety of small errors here, one of which is getting the author’s name wrong three times. But fixing that won’t make your punctuation correct.
      Care to try again?

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  15. lokiofasgard24 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, the author, Daniel Flath, says that, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly”: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay, “Boylan’s Folly”, by Daniel Flath, its said, “Boys can’t learn from women”
    4. Daniel Flath says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”, in the essay he wrote called “Boylan’s Folly”

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  16. strawberryfields4 says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” David Flath claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath, declares “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath states “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” author Daniel Flath boldly claims “boys can’t learn from women.”

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    • davidbdale says:

      Nope.
      There may be other errors, but this set of sentences at the very least makes the same mistake every time.
      Care to correct that one mistake four times and then look for others?

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      • strawberryfields4 says:

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

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  17. cfalover says:

    1. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” David Flath claims “boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly”, states “boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. Daniel Flath claims “Boys can’t learn from women” in his essay “Boylan’s Folly.”
    4. A claim that Daniel Flath made in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” was “boys can’t learn from women.”

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  18. zzbrd2822 says:

    1) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says 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 “Boylan’s Folly,” it is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4) “Boys can’t learn from women,” as stated by Daniel Flath in “Boylan’s Folly.”

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  19. ilovedunkinoverstarbucks says:

    1.) In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath says that “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2.) Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly” claims that, “Boys can’t learn from Women.”
    3.) In the essay “Boylan Folly” by Daniel Flath it says “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    4.) In the essay “Boylan Folly” written by Daniel Flath he writes that “boys can’t learn from women”

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  20. toastedflatbread22 says:

    1. 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, states: “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    3. In the essay “Boylan’s Folly”, the author, Daniel Flath asserts, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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