Need help understanding MLA citations? The links below will take you to helpful websites.
Not sure what the difference is between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting?
Paraphrasing: Using your own words, restate "what the original source is saying in roughly the same length as the original." from The Curious Writer
Summarizing: A summary is "much shorter that the original source. If your aim is to summarize a long passage, look for the author's most important ideas." from The Curious Writer
Quoting: A quote contains the exact words from a source. Don't forget to use quotation marks and cite the source.
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Your instructor will likely have guidelines that you must follow in terms for formatting slide presentations. There are no specific guidelines in previous or new MLA handbooks. However, the prevailing recommendation by most libraries and educational institutions is to follow the same guidelines as in a research paper. Be sure to cite within the slide when quoting a source, cite images within the slide (using MLA guidelines for tables and figures), and include a works cited slide at the end.