A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplines by Diana Hacker; Nancy SommersThis version of the best-selling college handbook prepares students to write well in college courses outside of composition. With practical advice and plenty of student models, a tabbed section "D" provides a jump start for writing college papers in nine disciplines -- biology, business, criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology. Each discipline section features information on audience expectations in that area of study, the types of questions asked, the types of documents produced, the kinds of evidence used, appropriate language conventions, and appropriate citation styles. Each section features a model student paper (two in business) written in response to a typical assignment in the discipline.
There are several ways to acknowledge the ideas and words of others in your papers. Most result in in-text notation plus a reference list or bibliography. These are called writing styles, and they include
APA, (American Psychological Association) MLA (Modern Language Association) Chicago Manual of Style, sometimes referred to as Turabian.
These are the main styles, there are other, less frequently used styles as well. For instance the Institute for Electronics and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) has it's own style.
Cite your sources
No matter which style you use, you need to cite your sources!
When you cite, you:
❉ avoid plagiarism
❉ give credit to researchers and acknowledge their ideas
❉ allow readers to track the sources you used
❉ back up your research.
Understanding APA Citations
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