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L. S.

asked • 04/19/20

What is the best way to reference information without overdoing in text citations in an history essay?

For class, I am writing a history essay about WWII warfare and since this topic hasn't been covered in class my teacher would like all WWII information to be cited of course. My question is should I paraphrase as much as possible to avoid having in-text citations after every sentence because I'm also referencing from two different textbooks mainly. Also, how do you write in-text citations when your alternating sources. I feel my essay so far is filled with too many citations like this (author 1 and 2 pg#); or should I not worry about this at all?

** The following is a simple example of my essay (Not exact but close)

Information related to an established policy during WWII (Textbook1). Additional context of the policy during (Textbook1). A sentence that paraphrases the effect of a policy (Textbook 2 ). Analysis sentence. Another analysis sentence that. Concluding

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Melissa S. answered • 04/19/20

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