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When is it appropriate to use footnotes?

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In Alice in Wonderland, the Oraculum, which can be compared to the syllabus for the course that you are taking, is the compendium of Underland and "tells of each and every day, since the beginning," (Absolem, 2010). It is a Latin word that means solemn statement, oracle, or prophecy. And, the characters in the movie depend on it because it ascribes each SPECIAL day its own name and picture.

Now you may be asking yourself, what does Alice in Wonderland have to do with the proper use of ...

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The author of this excerpt uses information from the movie, Alice in Wonderland to provide her readers with examples showing when the use of footnotes would be most valuable in writing. Not only do footnotes make your writing appear more sophisticated, but they give you the ability to present a lot of information in a small amount of space without confusing your reader.