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.
By digging a little bit deeper into the topic what factors led to the decision to make a change what were the key features of this organization in its environment what were they explicit and implicit objectives what criteria can be used to evaluate organizational change what management theories relate to these criteria and does this case support or challenge these theories those questions are going to be very useful for you in structuring the body of your essay because you can arrange those key questions into a plan of course it’s always best to have a plan you can always change your mind as you go if you discover a better way one possibility.
Might be this kind of list of questions to help you to begin planning your SNA just taking those questions you’ve identified and putting them into a logical order perhaps beginning by identifying the key features of this organization and its environment what factors led to the decision to make a change what were the explicit implicit objectives then moving into your connection with theory what criteria can be used to evaluate organizational change what were the strengths and weaknesses of the change according to your first criteria then according to your second criteria and then according to your third criterion then this might lead to an overall evaluation or how successful was the change finally you might want to comment on what practical and/or theoretical lessons are to be learned from this initiative so taking your questions that you’ve identified earlier turning them into a logical list may actually form the basis of your plan as we’ve seen in now it’s important that you don’t keep the organization of your essay a personal secret.
Remember that a report in a sense is much clearer when you look at it you can see titles of different sections etc an essay doesn’t have those titles so it’s even more important for you to guide the reader let the reader know the organization the purpose of each paragraph for example and how those paragraphs connect to other paragraphs so some expressions that you might use would include it’s important to define these terms and then go on to define them one example of this is a look at statistics we’ll clarify this point the first reason is a key experiment illustrates this point well the following is a case in point so these expressions connect together your paragraphs and show the reader the purpose of what they’re going to read so you’re acting as a guide for your reader now when you’ve completed your body your reader will be looking for your conclusion the conclusion gives the reader a sense of closure one important thing is to look again at your thesis statement to restate your thesis statement that you’ve formed right at the beginning state the implications and significance of this argument try to end strongly than in a positive way so in a way your conclusion is the reverse of your introduction.
College apps are coming up soon whether you’re applying as a freshman transfer or graduate school and I’ve been doing this career advising stuff for like a few months now and a lot of the people had career advice they asked me to read the personal statements and I noticed there’s very common errors that I see very often so I wanted to give like a little like five tips five tricks pub tips on common errors I see in personal statements personal background of mine is that a I I grew up in a family that spoke three different languages um English Chinese Chinese Cantonese and then Chinese a Chinese language called nie which is a very rare dialect. See a similar articles on Edusson.
Growing up my English was like really bad like I went to pretty much all white grade school and my teacher is always expected you know people to have like a certain level of English while me you know when you speak English at school but then you go home and you speak Chinese for like the first element like five or six years of your life you’re already so behind that it’s really hard to catch up so I really didn’t start getting better at English until after college when I actually had time to read for leisure and start like making videos for leisure.
So that’s what really helped my I guess English catch up to other peoples is that after college reading and writing so with that you say let’s go our first tip about writing a personal statement and number one error I see is a lot of people write what the college could do for them and not what they can do for the college for example a lot of times when the prompts will be why do you want to attend our college and a lot of times I see people read write oh you know this I need to go to this college because it will it would help me have a really successful career um you know it’d look good on my resume some sums up basically along those lines of course worded more elegantly.
What the rear university is like really looking for in a personal statement when they ask you why you want to attend the school they really want to look for students that are going to be they’re going to be the leaders the ones that are going to start new clubs they’re gonna they’re going to want someone that’s competing for the school name in some way so either through athletics through engineering competitions or there anything any even even salsa dancing club they want students that are going to make the canvas diverse they want something that’s going to add to the campus so when they say why you want you attended to school don’t just write you know because I need to have a good career or because I have a I want to be a doctor and I need to go to school be a doctor the equivalent of that would be you know.