How to cite an essay

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While writing an essay, apart from adhering to academic rules and writing requirements, there are still some points that are important to follow in order to create a good essay  and impress the listeners. They have a psychological rather than academic character.

That’s why it’s important not only to write well, but also to make sure that your writing  meets the needs of the audience.

Tell your paper writers or listeners about different and fluent opinions – this sounds like one of the main rules of a successful essay writing.

Essay is your chance to demonstrate how widely you are aware of a specific topic, so make sure you refer to the thoughts of other people and original sources.

The use of opinions of reputable people, or the use of authoritative sources will create an atmosphere of confidence in the audience – they will know for sure that your positions are correct, because they coincide with the views of prominent people.

You should also look for opposing views; it will be a kind of insurance – in fact not everyone can support your ideas, and the availability of alternative thinking will be able to satisfy all the audience. It will also make your essay multifaceted.

For each item in your work, create a separate page in the notebook – mark here the important celebrities in this field, describe their views and principles that are in tune with yours. So, you will have something to say when creating an essay. You will have samples to refer to in order to better shape your own opinion and to convince the audience.

Citation is great and convincing, but it’s not worth taking too much. Do not cite too much; you can mix a quote with your own thoughts so that it won’t  look like you are hiding behind  the words of other people.

You can also use quotes that you disagree with. However, only if you have a sufficient number of arguments to prove this position. It shows that you have well thought out the topic and made your own conclusion, and not blindly accepted what the famous scientist or celebrities said.

 This technique demonstrates the strong skills of critical thinking –  one of the signs of a diligent and wise writer.