Whenever you use someone’s words or ideas to support your own writing assignment, you need to give credit back to the original source. In composition courses we do this with citations. The sources below will outline how to properly cite sources to give credit where credit is due. Remember, anytime you directly quote or paraphrase someone else's words or ideas you need to cite them.
There are many different types of citation styles. Double check your course assignments and syllabus to see which one of the following are preferred for this course!
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Most common citation styles:
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