Writing & Citing Tips

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Critical Thinking

Writing  guides for your essay or annotated bibliography

Citing your sources

Referencing your sources in an important part of academic writing. Why?

  • it lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and can provide authority for statements you make in your essay
  • it enables readers to find the source information
  • it helps you avoid plagiarism

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Content last reviewed: July 29, 2020