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09/04/2019

Documenting sources in your essay?

QUESTION
Documenting sources in your essay?
I wrote an essay and I got some information from an article, my teacher told to document where i got it from. how do i do this? i got it from an article..

thanks!!

ANSWER
You need to cite the article in your essay. For instance, if you’re quoting it directly, let’s say this was the quote:

“McDonalds is bound to die off in thirty-five years.” Yes, that’s great, but you need to quote it because it is not paraphrased.

First, make sure it is in quotes. All quoted things need to be in quotes; I hope that makes sense! Let’s say this quote was from the Health Magazine.

This is how it should look:

“McDonalds is bound to die off in thirty-five years” (Health Magazine).

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