Wirting and Citing Tips

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Writing your essay

Referencing your sources is 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 helps you to avoid plagiarism
  • it demonstrates that you are using the scholarly record and that you can provide authority for statements you make in your term paper
  • it enables readers to find the source information
  • Citing your sources 
  • OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab - APA

Writing Services offers students instruction on developing an argument, structuring ideas, and writing well.


Content last reviewed: July 27, 2020