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Site sources on AC?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by super11, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    Site sources on AC? I got few articles rejected due to this reason. Can someone include the steps below on how AC requires users to site the sources. Most importantly, I did some random research on Google before writing the articles and do not know the exact source. Any help?
     
  2. figgity

    figgity Junior Member

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    The reason you need sources is so that your claims can be verified. For instance, you can't just say "Acai berry juice healed 17 people of AIDS," and then go on talking about the benefits of Acai. You need to back up those claims.

    You can do this by giving a source in the body of your paragraph on the subject.

    For example:

    According to Dr. Zoidberg, an alien physician, Acai berry juice has helped healed 17 people of AIDS.

    "Acai Berry juice is nothing short of miraculous," he said. "One sip, and people were instantly revived."

    If you are paraphrasing and not including any quotations, you can do the following:

    Source: (Web site address goes here)

    Man, I should write a book on the basics of newswriting. How many of you would buy it?
     
  3. black1411

    black1411 Junior Member

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    as long as you quote a stat or figure, they are likely to ask u to citie sources.