The student plagiarizes in the sample excerpt. She hasn’t provided a reference source to check the quote nor has she placed open and close quotation marks around the words. Let’s review the sample.
Carl von Clausewitz, a great philosopher of war, wrote “On War.” This unfinished classic is arguably the definitive treatment of the nature and theory of war (Authors).
Figure 43: Essay Excerpt on Carl von Clausewitz
Placing the word “Authors” in parenthesis represents improper use of MLA citation standards.
Go back and research to find out “who” said these words.
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