Lark Hovey
MLA citation question!

Ok. Kind of a dumb question, but I wanna get this right…
In MLA style, what needs an in-text citation and where:

Paragraph with unnecessary citations:

This is where the author introduces the purpose of the paragraph. An illustration of the point using a “quote” (Smith 1). This paraphrased information came from the same source as the previous sentence but on a different page (Smith 2). Here is the author’s own commentary about the topic with no source information. With the same source as before, the author adds more support to the argument from the same page as the immediately previous sentence (Smith 2). More evidence except from a new source (“Title” 1). An explanatory sentence from the author using no source information. Information from the second source on the same page (“Title” 1). Finally, a closing “quote from the first source on the second page referenced” (Smith 2).

This is my best guess to reduce excess and avoid plagiarism:

This is where the author introduces the purpose of the paragraph. An illustration of the point using a “quote” (Smith 1). This paraphrased information came from the same source as the previous sentence but on a different page (2). Here is the author’s own commentary about the topic with no source information. With the same source as before, the author adds more support to the argument from the same page as the immediately previous sentence (2). More evidence except from a new source (“Title” 1). An explanatory sentence from the author using no source information. Information from the second source on the same page (1). Finally, a closing “quote from the first source on the second page referenced” (Smith 2).

Note: I know that if I reference the author in the sentence, I don’t need to reference them in the parenthetical citation. My concern is more with multiple sources and multiple pages intertwined with original sentences in one paragraph.

Bountiful basket time!

Bountiful basket time!

I see this and other road violations all the time in Cedar City, UT. It makes me upset for a few reasons: you are putting your life at risk, you are putting others’ lives at risk, you put all cyclists in a bad light, you give a mixed signal to drivers so that drivers don’t know what to expect from cyclists, and you abuse the right we have to share the road proving yourself unworthy of it. I just want to chase down riders every time I see them break the rules… that might actually be a decent exercise regimen…

What did George W. Bush say when asked if he could paint well?

The proof is in the Putin!

What did George W. Bush say when asked if he could paint well?

The proof is in the Putin!

You know you’re lazy when:

A spoon isn’t efficient enough for runny oatmeal and you wish you owned those fat bubble tea straws.

After many attempts to breathe life back into my strangely endearing and frequently infuriating friend, I took a picture to honor her memory.

Then she woke up with a violent DAAAWWWW, taking away the excuse I had prepared for why I won’t get my grading done tonight.

After many attempts to breathe life back into my strangely endearing and frequently infuriating friend, I took a picture to honor her memory.

Then she woke up with a violent DAAAWWWW, taking away the excuse I had prepared for why I won’t get my grading done tonight.

We needed a solution to rain lest the fire pit fill with water and/or spill ash everywhere. All the metal lid options we considered were either grossly oversized or overpriced. So here is our fix: floor tile. I think it will work fine, and it doesn’t look terrible!

We needed a solution to rain lest the fire pit fill with water and/or spill ash everywhere. All the metal lid options we considered were either grossly oversized or overpriced. So here is our fix: floor tile. I think it will work fine, and it doesn’t look terrible!

Our first Bountiful Basket!

I could be embarrassed about this, but nope. Justin Bieber and his catchy pop music pandora station has helped me through many a study and/or grading session. Sometimes you need something dumb to help you do something smart.

Can anyone tell me why these rolls taste sour?

Can anyone tell me why these rolls taste sour?