Understand when and how to use in-text citations.
Examples of in-text citations (MLA, 8th ed.):
You must always cite the sources you use to avoid plagiarism and academic dishonesty. According to the 2017-2018 Student Handbook, “plagiarism is to use another’s work and attribute it to yourself; to use another’s product or work and attribute it to yourself, or to present another’s unique ideas as your own” (16). Furthermore, “lack of attention to teacher’s policies for collaboration with class work can lead to academic dishonesty. Rushed and sloppy work may result in failure to follow standard citation protocols. Either of these cases can result in unintentional fraud or dishonesty in your academic work. Carelessness about, or ignorance of, policies and protocols is not an excuse” (Student Handbook 16).