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    for some reason my professor is having issued with my in text citations, I only have one source so shouldn't the the path be:
    1. first citation (author page-number)
    2. the rest (page-number)

    but for some reason all my page number citations are being marked wrong, I don't get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    for some reason my professor is having issued with my in text citations, I only have one source so shouldn't the the path be:
    1. first citation (author page-number)
    2. the rest (page-number)

    but for some reason all my page number citations are being marked wrong, I don't get it
    say the authors name was john smith and the reference was on page 12 (Smith 12) is how you would write that. that's a parenthetical citation anyways. i have a research paper with multiple sources so i have to put the name in every reference, i don't know if it's different since you have only 1 source.
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    so you think I should just put the name?

    that is going to look really stupid though for some sections like the introduction when I am going have like (Stace 360) after every sentence (each sentence references a different part of the text

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    idk, i'm new to this shit as well.
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    if you're about to cite a bunch of stuff from a particular source you can preface it by somehow declaring to the reader in the sentence what the source is, then just follow each point with the page number. like

    "As found by _____, one thing (3) some other thing (56) kirbys gay (69) ..." etc
    "I'll go," said Chagataev. "But what will I do there? Build socialism?"
    "What else?" said the secretary.

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    oh wait

    I had all by citations inside the sentence before the period

    they have to be after...

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    lol papers

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    what about when you're directly quoting somebody? are the citations the same?
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    idk, I just say his name when I quote or paraphrase him

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    yeah thats what i was doing (Smith, John) after each quotation
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    you can just make it known who you're quoting and parenthesize the page number.
    "I'll go," said Chagataev. "But what will I do there? Build socialism?"
    "What else?" said the secretary.

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    Chicago is miles easier. In MLA if you have a Bible quote you have to reference it

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    I really would not mind MLA if it change all the time. How I cites sources as a Freshman in highschool is almost completely different now. Also its really stupid how varing sources are cited diferently, if you get something from one online datebase you have to cite it diferently somewhere else because of some vague differences between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicky View Post
    Chicago is miles easier. In MLA if you have a Bible quote you have to reference it
    Chicago is a million times better.

    Your an absolutely wonderful man, any girl that is yours is lucky and I know that from personal experience. ~KMT

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