3.05.2012

what? | you can cite me in your next research paper if you'd like.

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The Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting standard for citing references, was the thorn in my well defined side during my academic career. In short, it's stupid, and I hated it. Now that thorn has devised a way for all you college kiddies to cite a tweet in your next college paper.

Great. Just when I decide to get a life and grow up, MLA does something that makes writing a paper seem cool. I may begin drafting intellectual tweets JUST so someone could cite deezz_nutz.

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11 comments:

  1. I work at my college's writing center so I think this is hilarious. I'm definitely putting this on display somewhere in the writing center!

    --Becky
    preppypremed.blogspot.com

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  2. That is amazing. I never thought that this would be needed, but apparently tweets can be good sources for research papers and so require proper citing!

    Unreal.

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  3. Fantastic blog and brilliant post!!! You're amazing!!! Your sense of style is fantastic too!!! Absolutely brilliant...

    www.the-white-list.co.uk

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  4. Too funny! I can't even imagine how I could work a tweet into a research paper without getting taken off for it haha

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  5. I was amazed at the fact to what extent gadgets are now involved into the studying process. They so simplify it, and even bright it up!

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  6. This is so interesting! In an era of instantaneous communication and social networking, I guess it makes sense for writers to use tweets, as they are indeed quotes. As a future educator who is hoping to teach high school English, I cannot wait to see what kind of tweets my students will incorporate into their research papers.

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  7. Amazing! I never realized this and I'm the English major I'm supposed to keep up with the MLA rules! I think I might just have to put a tweet in my next paper!

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  8. That is awesome! I guess if they have made it official I can expect to see them as resources for college. How interesting.

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  9. That's funny! is it really official? I remember when I consulted professional dissertation writers, I had an idea to use tweets, but it seemed to be too risky. Writing research paper was such a challenging assignment, it was very hard to find information and clothe my thoughts and conclusions in suitable language and I think tweets will simplify it a bit!

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  10. MLA sucks, but that's really funny. Your blog always gets me thinking and makes me laugh. From one college blogger to another, you're great. keep it up!

    -Zach
    http://godsowncomedy.blogspot.com/

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