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Blayne Bradley
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USE ENDNOTES, NOT FOOTNOTES. DO NOT place your citations in the body of
your essay. Failure to follow this requirement will result in a minimum penalty of
5%

Is he saying DONT put citations in the body? How do you have endnotes without citing your source?

Example:

"he Palestinians view the Israeli presence in the West Bank as an occupation and want the settlements removed,[15] the "

Would the instructions imply NOT to have the [15]?

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Ask the professor to give an example of what he considers the proper way to do things, perhaps with some examples of common errors.

This would be especially useful as I suspect he is misusing "endnotes". A bibliography is not endnotes (and citations are usually placed in a bibliography).

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It seems you should rather ask your professor; I must agree with you that these instructions are not a model of clarity. It's clear that he wants the actual cites at the end, in a separate bibliography; it's not clear whether he objects to little numbers in the text. It's not impossible that he wants sources to be generic rather than specific, so "This is what I read in making the essay" rather than "I got this particular thing from source number 15". But I think you'd better ask him. Leve the numbers where they are for now, you would hate to have removed them and then need to put them back in.
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Originally posted by King of Men:
It seems you should rather ask your professor; I must agree with you that these instructions are not a model of clarity. It's clear that he wants the actual cites at the end, in a separate bibliography; it's not clear whether he objects to little numbers in the text. It's not impossible that he wants sources to be generic rather than specific, so "This is what I read in making the essay" rather than "I got this particular thing from source number 15". But I think you'd better ask him. Leve the numbers where they are for now, you would hate to have removed them and then need to put them back in.

Aye, I should have a few hours grace when i go and see the professor, I only noticed these in the instructions rereading them last minute in case I made mistakes.
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Better still, make a version with the numbers and one without, and hand in whichever one he says is right.

Incidentally, your demands on the French are nuts. You've lost every time your armies met theirs, and you demand unconditional surrender? I don't think so.

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I think that by "citations" he means something like "Many authorities feel these instructions are confusing (Bradley, 15)." In-text citations are standard in MLA and APA formats; endnote numbers are not citations in this sense.
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quote:
Originally posted by Shmuel:
I think that by "citations" he means something like "Many authorities feel these instructions are confusing (Bradley, 15)." In-text citations are standard in MLA and APA formats; endnote numbers are not citations in this sense.

Almost assuredly this ^^^ .

Your professor is probably indicating that he doesn't want to see inline author/page citations, just the reference to the endnote. Still, go to him/her for clarification.

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Yeah, I don't think he means no superscript numbers, he means no bottom of page footnotes or in-body parenthetical citation.
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Blayne Bradley
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Awesome I concor and have continued under that assumption, was ab---tch to switch from the 30 or so footnotes I already had to endnotes.
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Are you using Word? You should have been able to automatically switch footnotes to endnotes.
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Blayne Bradley
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OpenOffice and did not know I may or may not have that capability....


Now a question here is my topics and I'm roughly done writing them however...

"If Machiavelli were appointed as chief foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama, what advice
would he give the U.S. president on (a) the Iranian nuclear issue, and (b) the Israeli-Palestinian
issue? Be sure at all times to justify your account of Machiavelli’s positions with evidence from
The Prince. In the final part of your essay, imagine yourself as chief foreign policy advisor to
Obama. Would you take the same approach Machiavelli would recommend? If so, explain why;
if not, explain why not. Apart from The Prince, your essay must make use of a minimum of 15
sources, at least 7 of which must be academic sources."

Do you think it matters I wrote the essay in reverse? b) first and then a) ? Or would it be safer to reverse them? I wrote about what I knew more of first.

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How do I switch footnotes from Roman numerals to numbers en mass?
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To emphasize a point is it alright to use italic for key words in a sentence?
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quote:
Originally posted by Blayne Bradley:
To emphasize a point is it alright to use italic for key words in a sentence?

Occasionally but not as a general rule.
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I only did it once or twice in a 4000 word essay.
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