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What if I want to cite information from a lecture or class notes?
If you would like to cite information from a professor’s lecture, class notes, an e-mail, a phone conversation, or a web discussion, you need to use a “personal communication”.
Set up your personal communication paraphrase as follows: M. Klimczak (personal communication, January 19, 2010) stated that in Metaphysical poetry, nature is usually used either as a descriptive tool or an element to extend the conceit and not as an end in itself like the Romantics would be doing 100 years later. . or In Metaphysical poetry, nature is usually used either as a descriptive tool or an element to extend the conceit and not as an end in itself like the Romantics would be doing 100 years later. (M. Klimczak, personal communication, January 19, 2010).
Personal Communication as a Quote
If you do have the exact wording, quote a personal communication like this: M. Imai (personal communication, June 21, 2006) argued that “metaphysical poetry is probably the most important thing that happened in English literature.”or It is argued that “metaphysical poetry is probably the most important thing that happened in English literature,’ (M. Imai, personal communication, June 26, 2006).
Important Features of the Personal Communication
• Only cite a personal communication in the body of the paper. You do not need to reference it at the end of the paper in the reference list because there is not a published source for the information.
• Use very few personal communications in your paper. The objective is to integrate published research into your paper, not to echo the professor’s ideas and/or words.
• Provide “as exact a date as possible” ex. Oct. 21, 2010
For the referenceAlareer, Refaat. Class Lecture. Metaphysical Poets. Islamic University, Gaza. 17 Oct 2010.
0. add a brief extract (no more than 150 words). abstract, appendices, list of resources, long quotes, table of contents (if there is one), dedication(if there is one), acknowledgement(if there is one) are not included in the word c ount.
1- around 2000 words
2- typed (1.5 or double space between lines)
3- at least 5 poems at least three of which from outside the class stuff
4- use at least 5 sources three of which should be books and articles
5- cite and document your resources
6- . Deadline is absolute (Sat 25/12)
7- Plagiarism is the worst of academic crimes. plagiarist will take a zero and may fail the whole course!