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Subject: Writing

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How are sources cited in the body of an APA-style document?

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Whenever a writer refers to the words or ideas of an outside source, he or she should note the last name of the author and the year of publication of the cited work. If the writer uses the exact words of another author, a page or paragraph number should also be included. A standard in-text citation might appear at the end of a sentence and may look like the following example: (Smith, 2019, p. 123). While there are other possible configurations that are used to detail with unique situations, such as a missing name or year of publication, this basic author-year-page format will cover most in-text citations in an academic paper.

Subject: Literature

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In the novel The Old Jest, how does Nancy's coming of age relate to the social and politic events of the time period?

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In Jennifer Johnston’s novel The Old Jest, the main character Nancy experiences her adolescence against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence. The development of Nancy Gulliver’s life and personality runs directly parallel to the political events taking place in the narrative as well as in the broader context of Irish history. The dynamics between the personal and the political in the novel are understood particularly well when examined in light of Nancy’s own writing, which is presented to the reader at several points throughout the book. Specifically, a detailed examination of the passage beginning at the section entitled “Friday Evening” and ending with the line “She went to get her strong drink” (Johnston 276) offers an understanding of the way that Nancy transverses a variety of spaces in her experience. These spaces include the gaps between social classes, religions, the past and the present, and contemplation and action.

Subject: English

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How is the modern, popular conception of the fairy tale genre similar to or different from the genre as it existed in various points throughout history?

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The popular conception of the fairy tale as literature is a mere shadow of the actual oral tradition that eventually found itself written down in collections such as that of The Brothers Grimm. This modern idea has come about, at least in part, as a result of corporations such as Disney, which seek to market stories rather than preserve literary integrity and quality. The impoverished modern attempt at telling ancient stories is absent of both the moral lessons of the Grimms’ versions as well as the sarcastic humor of Perrault.

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