I'm trying to convert the function into the standard from but i cant even factor this correctly

f(x) = 2x^{2}+ x - 6

at first i thought 2(x^{2}+ x) - 6 would equal 2x^{2}+ x - 6 but then i miraculously found out that the product of 2 and x is NOT x.

can anyone tell me how to factor this?