Hi everybody. Today we’re going to talk about MLA parenthetical citation. And what this means is when you’re writing a paper, you have to put in parentheses after a statement showing where you got that statement from, or what’s the verification for that statement. And that does a couple things.
When you refer to another person’s ideas in your work, you can either quote it, or paraphrase it. Paraphrasing involves putting the idea in your own words. It is usually better to put ideas into your own words as it shows you understand them. Here is part of a journal article. To paraphrase this text, I would put it in my own words. Like this.
Today, we’re going to look at how to reference your work. What is referencing? Hey, Dave. Have you finished your essay yet?
Are you having problems with the referencing? Well, it can be tricky, but the library’s ‘Referencing your work’ guide should help. It shows you how to reference most types of sources using the Harvard system.
Visual Argument Essays deal with visual representations like a picture in a magazine, your textbook, an image that I present to you in class or that another teacher presents to you in class, it might be a web page. The message is always in the details of the visual image. There are elements that need to be addressed in this essay. The first is the Creator and Distributors: Who are these people or organizations.