Do famous quotes need to be cited?
All well-known quotations that are attributable to an individual or to a text require citations. You should quote a famous saying as it appears in a primary or secondary source and then cite that source.
Do I have to cite my own work?
If you have made a point or conducted research in one paper that you would like to build on in a later paper, you must cite yourself, just as you would cite the work of others.
Do you have to cite a book if you mention it?
When you mention a work or author in passing, a works-cited-list entry is not needed. For example, if you state that your favorite book is Catcher in the Rye, you have not quoted from or paraphrased the book, referred to any aspect of it specifically, or used it to advance an idea.
Can you cite personal experience?
Unfortunately, personal experience is not something you can cite in an academic paper. First, let’s think about this question in terms of the purpose of the reference list, which is retrievability of the source for the reader. With personal experience, there is nothing for the reader to retrieve—ergo, no citation.
Can I use myself as a source?
Sometimes you will be assigned to write a paper that is based on your experiences or on your reaction to a piece of writing, in these instances it would be appropriate to write about yourself and your personal knowledge. However, you would still never cite yourself as a source on your References page.
Can you use personal experience in a persuasive essay?
Once you’ve identified a good personal experience to use in your persuasive essay you need to create a list of the descriptive details. Remember that you are telling a story as well as making an argument. So the more vivid the elements of your essay the more you can make a connection with the reader.