Prezi MLA Citation Workshop
Why We Cite
There are several reasons why citations are used in research papers and projects.
Syntax of Thoughts:
Citation styles, such as MLA, APA and Chicago, are standardized reference formats. It is important to use the appropriate format so the reader of a paper (teacher, professor, peer, etc.) can understand the syntax, or arrangement/order, of the writer's logic and train of thought.
It is important to credit the work, ideas, theories, and thoughts of others. By utilizing a specific citation style within a research project or paper, the writer indicates which portions are borrowed from others, with the intention of strenghtening an argument, analysis or opinion. Failure to cite others' work is not only an act of Academic Misconduct and poor moral judgement, it also violates Intellectual Property Rights. A lack of citations misleads the reader to believe all facts, ideas, theories and opinions originate with the author, thus disrupting the true syntax of logic.
NoodleTools is an online resource that provides support for teachers and instruction for students throughout the entire research and paper-writing process. Students can generate bibliographies, notecards, and outlines within NoodleTools, while teachers are able to manage all review and commentary of class work.