Works Cited Page and How to Cite a Book

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What is the primary function of a citation in academic writing?

To provide evidence of the information sources used

Why is it important to use MLA style citations?

To avoid plagiarism and give credit to original sources

Which statement accurately describes the purpose of using MLA style for citations?

MLA style ensures consistency in writing citations and protects against plagiarism.

When should a writer properly credit their information source?

Whenever summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting another author's material.

What is the main reason for writing a citation in an academic paper?

To give credit to the original source and avoid plagiarism.

How does using MLA style help protect a writer from accusations of plagiarism?

By ensuring that readers can easily verify the information sources.

Where does the Works Cited Page typically appear in a paper?

After the conclusion

What information does the Works Cited Page provide?

Information to locate and retrieve the sources used

How should a paper be formatted according to the text?

Double-space and use 12 point Times Roman font

In citing a book with two authors, how should the authors' names be listed?

Last name first initial order for both authors

How should punctuation after sentences be handled in a paper?

Leave one space after periods and other punctuation marks

What information is included in the citation for an Internet source according to the text?

Name of author, title of website, and day you accessed the site

Learn about the Works Cited Page, which is crucial for listing all sources used in your paper. Understand the importance of citing sources correctly to help readers find and retrieve information. Explore citation examples for books with one author, two authors, editor but no author, and more.

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