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So for World Literature texts, it's my understanding that they are translated from different langauges. And in some texts that we are given to read, there are notes by the translator. Are we allowed to use those notes for our World literature papers?

Specifically, I am writing about Madame Bovary, translated by Geoffrey Wall. He has made notes about the characters; right now I'm working on WLP1, can I quote from him instead of just Flaubert?

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what kind of note are you talking about here? do you mean footnotes or is it a separate section in the book which he wrote by himself? I'm reading the translated version of Madame Bovary too, and of other books too but never seen any notes like that :S

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It is a seperate section from the actual text in the book. Just trying to be clear, the notes and the actual translated text are in one reading. That was the version my teacher told me to purchase...

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oh then obviously you can't quote it as the quotations from text. you will still need to quote from the original text.

however you can still use that information (rephrase it if possible) for when explaining, as long as you cite the source in your bibliography :yes:

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if that's how you'd like to cite the source, yes do that.

or alternatively you can put the citation as footnotes (which don't count towards the WL word count) instead of parenthetical citations because they count towards the word count.

don't forget to include a bibliography at the end of your essay.

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One last question, I'm assuming you can't use external sources? My English teacher always told me never to use things like Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, etc?

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While you can still USE them for your personal knowledge to help yourself better understand a work, I would never advise that you quote sparknotes or rely on them heavily. It makes you look bad lol.

For external sources, I would be really careful. Try to stick just to the work under analysis. Sure, if you wanted to have a nice little quote somewhere from a famous paper I don't really see a problem. If you're trying to base your argument off that of another to the extent where you need to quote it, I would advise that you stop using that source, or start making more original ideas. 8-| IB wants you to think for yourself (at least I think lol).

Don't start using 'external sources' until University lol.

Edited by JoeGuff

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Is it better to paraphrase rather than to quote? I have 11 quotes for 5 body paragraphs... the rest is paraphrased

Edited by Antony Cai

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