The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 3

This is our third and last post about citations during the writing process. We’ve now talked about developing a working references page while gathering sources and adding context to that working references page. Our third and final strategy focuses on organizing our materials. Step three:  Organize your sources and quotations by ideas. Use a double …

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The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 2

Last post, we chatted about incorporating citation into your early writing process. Citing while writing improves your research, makes the writing process more efficient, and saves you from the last-minute formatting scramble. Now that you’ve developed a working references page, you’re ready for the next step. Today, we’re going to look at adding context of …

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The Art of Citation: A Series, Part 1

Writers think about citation several different ways: the antidote to plagiarism, another hoop to jump through for professors and publications, and, frankly, sometimes just as a pain. Citing your sources doesn’t need to be painful. The reason writing a works cited page or bibliography can feel like walking over hot coals after a marathon is …

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Quick Tip #8: You and What Audience?

Writing a paper while considering your audience might seem like an impossible task. How can you write for a reader you’ve never met? But what most people don’t realize is that you write for different audiences all the time, especially on social media. How many times have you written a post with a goal of …

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