Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anonymous sources

Skip Lawrence's December 1st blog entry, entitled "Free Speech and Patience" (link here), quotes, without attribution, a 'fictional Presidential speech.'

For those of you who learned to actually cite your quotes, the source of Mr. Lawrence's quotation is the fictional President Andrew Shepherd in "The American President."

For those of you who may quote Mr. Lawrence in the future, be sure to give him the courtesy of properly attributing the quote to him. If you don't, someone may think it is your own writing and you will surely be embarrassed.