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Chapter 7: Integrating & Documenting Sources

Chapter 7 follows chapter 6’s discussion on how to find sources and discussing how to incorporate your sources once they are found. Sources can be incorporated into the story based on whether it argues with the essays purpose or whether it argues against the essays purpose. The sources may also be included through basic citations. Chapter 7 explains how to do in-text citation through quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing as well as how to do works cited in MLA and APA format.

In-text citations must include the author’s last name and the page number which the quote was found on. Quoting a piece of work in an essay just incorporating the piece of work in it’s exact words and then include the author’s last name. To paraphrase just means to rephrase an author’s idea in the chosen source in your own words. To cite an author’s work when you paraphrase simply write the author’s name in the essay. An example given was “According to Dar,” which was written in Emily Khan’s paper. When summarizing one should simply just summarize the main point that is presented in the paper’s introduction. In the end when citing the works of the essay in MLA you should present the author’s last name, the title of the article, the title of where the afrticle is posted or found, the publisher or sponsor, the date, the medium (newspaper, website, etc.), access date. The difference when writing an APA works cited is the URL is included.

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