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CLT 225 - Dante - Bonanno: MLA Style

MLA Citation Help

Incorporate your sources in your paper: Signal Phrases

Based on the site: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/; A great place to get writing prompts.

Introducing a new topic

Regarding X, …
As regards X, …
In terms of X, …
In the case of X …
With regard to X, …
With respect to X, …
On the question of X, …
As far as X is concerned, …

Reintroducing a topic

As discussed above, …
As previously stated, …
As indicated previously …
As described on the previous page, …
Returning (briefly) to the (subject/issue) of X, …
As explained in the introduction, it is clear that …
As was pointed out in the introduction to this paper, …

Moving from one source to the next

Turning now to …
Turning now to the example of …
Before proceeding to examine X, I’d like to …
Another significant aspect of X is …
Having defined what is meant by X, I will now move on to discuss …
Unlike Jones, Davidson (2019) has argued …

Summarizing partial or entire source

So far, the thesis has argued that …
The previous section has shown that …
To conclude this section, the paper identifies …
This section has reviewed the three key aspects of …
In summary, it has been shown from this review that …
The most important finding to emerge from this study is that …

Show examples

Jones illustrates this point clearly, when he states, "Population rates..." (Jones, p.144)
This is shown briefly in …
The evidence of X can be clearly seen in the case of …
For example, Davidson and Peters (2009) conducted a series of semi-structured interviews in …
An example of this is the study of worms by Johnson (2014) in which …
As Jones states, “In the past, the purpose of incarceration was to …” (Jones, p.45).