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  • Creating Context
    Citing and documenting your sources draws that line It also describes the contextual framework or context in which you wish your ideas arguments and observations to be viewed the larger conversation in which it should be placed When there are multiple sources and varying viewpoints in a discourse community s conversation the contextual frame assigns intellectual and academic responsibility to the contributing authors This is particularly important when forming an

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  • What Sources are Documented
    Documented Generally all published or copyrighted information must be documented This means anything summarized paraphrased or quoted The same goes as well for any unpublished material If it s not yours you have to say so You have to give credit where credit is due Here are some types of information that should always be documented Facts not widely known or debatable especially if their veracity can be challenged in any way Hard evidence such as statistics graphs charts diagrams or figures unless they are products of your own field research Opinions claims or assertions that illustrate a point that may be perceived as questionable or controversial Unique Phrasing and Terminology that does not fit your writing style personal voice or level of academic experience The types of information that need not be documented include Information largely considered general knowledge Information that can be found in encyclopedias dictionaries or any of a variety of other sources Information derived from personal experience observations or field research If you have any difficulty determining whether a piece of information needs to be documented ask yourself this Did you possess the information in question before you began your research project or after You must

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  • In-Text Citations
    Citations End Documentation Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Documentation Systems An Overview In Text Citations There are various types of in text citation methods The Chicago Manual of Style uses superscript numbers inserted into the text at the citation point These numbers direct readers to corresponding footnotes at the bottom of the page or endnotes found at the end of a document The Council of Biology Editors CBE uses superscript numbers also but they direct reader to corresponding entries found only in a References List at the end By far the most common method is parenthetical Used by most style sheets this system relies on parenthetical notes inserted at the point of citation In the case of the American Psychological Association APA The Chicago Manual and CSE styles the parenthetic note contains an author name and publication date The Modern Language Association MLA style places page numbers inside the parenthesis as well indicating where the cited material can be found Each parenthetical note refers to a bibliographic entry in the end documentation known as a Works Cited or References List Most writers and readers prefer the efficiency of this system since interruption to the flow of

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  • End Documentation
    are Documented How Sources are Documented In Text Citations End Documentation Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Documentation Systems An Overview End Documentation The Works Cited or References List is a bibliographic compilation of the specific sources cited within an academic paper or book and is located at the end of a document on pages that are separate from the rest Though there are similarities each documentation system handles formatting a little differently Regardless end documentation accomplishes two things First it offers reading suggestions to those interested in your research especially those who wish to replicate your work Second it provides the writer with a tool for assessing his or her research Once a Works Cited or References List is compiled it is much easier to consider the following questions How comprehensive is my research What have I omitted Are there other sources that would lend further credibility to my position Will my audience expect me to have reviewed more source material In text citation and end documentation are two sides of the same coin They function together One without the other makes little sense For More Information Example of How Sources are Documented Previous Continue Introduction

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  • Writing for the Web
    Web This collection of resources is designed to support and help writers who want to design and code Web sites as well as understand how to write effective and interesting content for them Writing for the Web Category Development Show Descriptions Writing Guides Developing Your Ideas Using Descriptive Detail Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado State

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  • Writing for the Web
    This collection of resources is designed to support and help writers who want to design and code Web sites as well as understand how to write effective and interesting content for them Writing for the Web Category Focus Show Descriptions Writing Guides Maintaining Your Focus Writing Activities Narrowing and Focusing Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado

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  • Writing for the Web
    collection of resources is designed to support and help writers who want to design and code Web sites as well as understand how to write effective and interesting content for them Writing for the Web Category Organization Show Descriptions Writing Guides Organizing Documents Writing Activities Analyzing a Written Text Organization Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado

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  • Editing Strategies
    Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Editing and Proofreading Strategies Editing Strategies I t s easiest to approach editing as a multi step process that starts with sentences in clusters and moves to smaller elements of the text e g commas and apostrophes Generally you can follow the steps below in the order they re listed here But if you know you have trouble with some of the steps

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