This question is purely a citation question. Please ignore any grammar/spelling mistake and focus on the style.
Example paragraph 1:
The blabalbalblabal is (or defined as) "balbalbalbalabalblabl." Several case studies show balbalbalbalbal. Many experts believe balbalblabal to be true.[One citation here] This trend may continue if there is no paradigm shift.
The first three sentences come from the same source or a similar area of the source (like the same page or something like 30-35). The last sentence is my own thought. Then, do I only put one citation like the above?
I was taught that if the cited materials come from the same source and area (pages) and they are in the same paragraph, I should only put one citation at the very last cited material (usually at the very end of the paragraph).
Also, if the first sentence is not a directly quoted material, is there a difference?
A is "the process of balblablablablb." However, this can be very misleading because balblalbalba (my own comment). The scholar tries to clarify his position on the matter by explaining lbalbalbalbal. [Citation here].
If two sentences are cited from the same page or area of the article in one paragraph, but they are divided by some sentences of my own comment, do I need to add individual citations for both sentnces?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by vcolts; 22-Nov-2011 at 08:55.