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Unformatted text preview: It is not necessary to tell us "Farrell says …" because we get that information from the citation. If you say "Farrell says that there were more malls than high schools in America in 2000," you're putting the focus on the fact that Farrell said it, instead of the fact that there were more malls than high schools. 3. The topic sentence should not include a citation or quotation—it just gives the topic of the paragraph. 4. Say who people are when they are in your sentence and you mention them for the first time e.g. James, J. Farrell (2009), a historian at St. Olaf's College likes malls because…. . If the name occurs only in a citation you don't need to say who they are e.g. In 2000, there were more malls than high schools in America (Farrell, 2009)....
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.
- Spring '11