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Ch 9: AP English: Using Source Materials

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Watch source citation video lessons and learn about bibliographies, citations for various sources, citation styles, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP English course.

AP English: Using Source Materials - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

When writing papers, you may need to do some research, and knowing how to cite your sources is an important part of scholarly writing. In this chapter, you'll learn about bibliographies, works cited pages, and individual citations in the three leading styles. Our lessons are broken down to show you how to cite different types of sources, like journals, magazines, and websites. You'll learn when, why, and how to cite your research. This chapter is designed to teach you:

  • How to use MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles
  • How to cite different types of sources
  • How to write a bibliography or works cited page
  • How to use in-text citations

VideoObjective
What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?Understand the types of bibliographies and in which instances you should write them.
How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite SourcesLearn about when you need to cite sources and what is considered plagiarism.
How to Read Citations in Texts and BibliographiesExplore citations and bibliographies and how to decode the information contain within them.
Journal Article CitationsUnderstand what a journal article citation looks like and which information to include.
Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books, and Revised BooksLearn about the specifics of citing different types of books.
Citations from MagazinesExplore what you need to know about using magazines as a source.
How to Cite Online SourcesUnderstand the differences in citations of web pages and other online sources.
How to Use Reference Material in Your WritingLearn why and how reference materials are used in writing papers.
How to Make In-Text CitationsExplore when and how in-text citations are used and what they look like.
What is MLA Format?Understand the Modern Language Association's style and how to use it.
How to Format APA CitationsLearn about APA style and how to use it to cite your sources.
What Is the Chicago Citation Style?Explore the Chicago Manual of Style and compare it to other citation styles.
How to Make a Works Cited PageUnderstand the format and use of a works cited page for your scholarly papers.

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: AP English: Using Source Materials
What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

1. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

2. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

3. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

This video will enable you to crack the code behind reading in-text citations and bibliographies. We'll see what citations look like and the important information they contain.

Journal Article Citations

4. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

5. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.

Citations from Magazines

6. Citations from Magazines

This video covers citing magazines both in text and in the reference page. The lesson addresses citation formats in both APA and MLA. It's important to note the differences, since both expect specific citation styles.

How to Cite Online Sources

7. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

How to Make In-Text Citations

9. How to Make In-Text Citations

With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.

What is MLA Format?

10. What is MLA Format?

MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.

How to Format APA Citations

11. How to Format APA Citations

All college students must not only know how to read and understand writing, they need to know how to write using the APA citation style as well. This video will pull back the covers of APA style writing and give you confidence when using APA.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular amongst those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

13. How to Make a Works Cited Page

You will have to cite your sources properly whenever you borrow words or ideas for a paper. One part of proper citation is the Works Cited page. This lesson shows you how to put one together.

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