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The First Sentence in a Summary. Most summaries begin with a sentence containing two elements: the source and the main idea. . 1. Author Steven Goodman in "Transformation of the Nile River Basin" states that how the region has changed as a result of continuous irrigation.

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Most summaries begin with a sentence containing two elements: the source and the main idea.
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1. Author Steven Goodman in "Transformation of the Nile River Basin" states that how the region has changed as a result of continuous irrigation.
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2. "Transformation of the Nile River Basin" by Steven Goodman claims that changes in irrigation have led to an increase in population.
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3. According to "Transformation of the Nile River Basin“, Steven Goodman suggests that the Nile River basin has been changed.
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4. Goodman in "Transformation of the Nile River Basin" mentions that irrigation has had an impact on the environment and the population.
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5. In Goodman's "Transformation of the Nile River Basin," the Nile River basin has been transformed by the introduction of perennial irrigation.
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If you are summarizing another author's work as part of a longer paper, you may make a reference to your source material followingthe APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), or IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) or another style, depending on your field of study. The APA and MLA systems refer to a source similarly, by author and date. The following references are in APA style.
how does the citation in sentence b differ from sentences a and c
How does the citation in sentence b differ from sentences a and c?

a. Goodman (1989) has found a correlation between the increase in agricultural fertility and the shift away from traditional crops.

b. A correlation between the increase in agricultural fertility and the shift away from traditional crops has been identified (Goodman, 1989).

c. In his recent study of the Nile River basin, Goodman (1989) established a correlation between the increase in agricultural fertility and the shift away from traditional crops. Goodman also noticed .. .

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