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AC and adding your source for the article

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by CaptRU, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. CaptRU

    CaptRU Registered Member

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    Is there any specific way you need to do this? just post the website links?
    - also if you have written them totally from your own research what do you put down then?

    thanks
     
  2. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    Are you talking about citing your sources?

    If so, this is how I do it and it's worked fine for me.

    Instead of writing, "20% of kids go to college", write, "According to <scientific journal or other source here>, 20% of kids go to college."

    Make sense?
     
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  3. xxjack189

    xxjack189 Registered Member

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    I simply post my sources at the end of an article

    eg

    References

    Mayo Clinic, "Chronic Liver Disease" ,wwwdotmayoclinicdotcom

    or else as danny relic explained before me:) and if you have reserched them yourself then you cite where you researched them from, book, magazine, tv show, whatever.
     
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  4. CaptRU

    CaptRU Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Say I am just making up random articles that have no research behind say - The top 20 horror movies of the 2st century and I pick them all from my own opinion. What would you add as a source then or should you just leave it blank?
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In that case you would want to use "personal experience"

    They can still come back and ask you to cite your sources though, even if it is purely personal experience or opinion.
     
  6. Shawndellah

    Shawndellah Junior Member

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    If you're doing direct information, statistics and so forth AC requires that you cite the source within the text. If it's from personal experience, put that in the resources box. However, cover your butt from a rejection by stating within the text.. In my personal experience as a blah blah such and such. For the top movies, you'd say something to the effect of .. In my personal experience as a movie addict, these are my top 20 choices of movies. Then AC is less likely to toss it back to you for citation problems.

    Be careful with personal experience because AC can hit you with it being too blog style or too personal and journal style. They'll suggest you put it up for performance payment only. Make the first paragraph sound professional.. toss in the personal experience info in the middle and end it with a strong concluding paragraph. They'll never even realize you added a personal touch.
     
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    seosutra Regular Member

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    Does giving back an hyperlink to the source add points to AC acceptance ??? Some are books but others read on the Internet is it good idea to give the direct link ?
     
  8. Millygirl

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    When I'm doing such articles, even from personal experience, I tend to link back to large sites. For movies, I would probably link back to imdb.com or some site like that.

    This way if I've list a movie or an actor's stat, those information are listed on their profile on imdb.com.