10 Steps to Writing an Essay -- Step 9b: MLA Style, Citation
There are three main ways to integrate quotations into your essay: (1) direct quotation, (2) paraphrase, and (3) mixed quotation. You should usually paraphrase the material, and only directly quote it or give a mixed quotation when the phrasing of the quotation is interesting or catchy in some pleasing way -- quote when the text is quotable, in other words (like the quotation on the homepage of this site).
Using direct quotes selectively
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The Modern Language Association likes to keep up with the times. As we all know, some information breaks first or only on Twitter and a good academic needs to be able to cite those sources. So, the MLA has devised a standard format that you should keep in mind.
Twitter, Facebook - Citations - Library Research Guides at Boise State University
MLA now has instructions on how to cite a tweet: http://www.mla.org/style/handbook_faq/cite_a_tweet Include this information: Author and/or editor names (if available) Article name in quotation marks (if applicable) Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.
Harvard reference or citation generator
A comprehensive page to support gnerating Harvard style references. The list of types of reference is extensive and would support most essays/studies/papers. However as with all referencing systems it uses the information entered on the page, whether correct or not. (Rubbish in rubbish out)
NB Read the page carefully so that you create the citation quickly and you cite according to your institutions specific requirements by Oct 14
Top 10 things to do before you hand in your essay
10. Spellcheck. It's obvious but often overlooked. Run the grammar checker too.
When I began University I was insistent that I would achieve a first class degree – this is still my dream but recently, I have been wondering whether that is all it is – just a dream. Can I really achieve a first? Having left school in 2003, I took an Access to Higher Education course in 2009 to enable me to get in to University.
Developing My Writing
What is academic writing? When you first start university, the term 'academic writing' may be a frequent topic of discussion for you, your peers and indeed your tutors. Often it is used with the expectation that you fully understand what is meant by the term. Primarily, writing at university is 'a way of confirming – to yourself and others – that you're understanding things' (Kirton and McMillan, 2007). This doesn't mean that you are expected to sound like a textbook, or even that you have to clutter your writing with long and complicated words. Quite simply, your tutors want to see evidence that you can express yourself clearly, concisely and logically.
Writing your assignment.
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A Simple step by step guide to writing an Assignment: Posted by Lloyd Chilcott on November 7, 2012 · 3 Comments This is a step by step guide to writing a generic University Assignment:
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What is it? The Writing for Assignments E-Library project is a resource to help people learn about writing at university. It includes examples of student essays and other university assignments from a number of subject areas comments from lecturers about why the writing is good - or how it could be improved
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What is critical writing
For a printer-friendly PDF version of this guide, click here It is common for feedback on student writing to focus on the need to engage more critically with the source material. Typical comments from tutors are: ‘too descriptive’, or ‘not enough critical analysis’. This Study Guide gives ideas for how to improve the level of critical analysis you demonstrate in your writing. Other Study Guides you may find useful are: What is Critical Reading?
Introducing questions, problems and limitations (theory) One question that needs to be asked, however, is whether ...... A serious weakness with this argument, however, is that ......
I am pleased to say that John Biggs himself has endorsed this representation of his ideas; "I've just found your website on SOLO et al. via google. I'm delighted! Your diagrams of prestructural-extended abstract are very elegant..." (Unsolicited email, 29 May 2005) The SOLO taxonomy stands for: It was developed by Biggs and Collis (1982) , and is well described in Biggs and Tang (2007)
Text-to-Speech (TTS) capabilities for a computer refers to the ability to play back text in a spoken voice. This article describes how to configure and use text-to-speech in Windows XP and in Windows Vista. TTS is the ability of the operating system to play back printed text as spoken words. An internal driver, called a TTS engine, recognizes the text and using a synthesized voice chosen from several pre-generated voices, speaks the written text. A TTS engine is installed with the operating system.
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