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#EDUC 1300: First Year Experience

This guide provides additional resources in support of the EDUC 1300 course.

The Quick Run-Down

When You Need Citations:

  • you've quoted someone/something
  • you've paraphrased
  • you've summarized a big idea

Why You Need Citations:

  • adds authority to your claims
  • gives credit to the source (i.e. avoids plagiarism)
  • helps your reader track down info for themselves

Where & How to Cite:

  • Follow the style guide for your class (usually MLA, sometimes APA, rarely CMOS).
  • Citations = (in-text) + (works cited page)
  • If you're quoting, get that in-text citation in.
  • If you're paraphrasing from the same sources for multiple sentences, you can wait until the last one to cite.
    • But make sure you've cited by the end of the paragraph!
  • Include a specific page number or time stamp as needed. Webpages that don't have page numbers might give a paragraph number instead.

Plagiarism:

Passing off work you didn't do as your own

  • Includes: buying papers online; having someone rewrite chunks of your paper; failing to include citations; copy/pasting content without citing or marking inside quotes; turning in work that may be cited but is mostly others' words; turning in an assignment for a different class without making any changes
  • Consequences at LSC will be defined in each syllabus for your classes but may include: failing the assignment; being given additional make-up work; failing the class; being expelled

Related Guides

Plagiarism

What counts, what it costs, and how to avoid it.

MLA Guide Screenshot

Citations: MLA Style (9th ed.)

A guide to writing and citing in MLA format.

Citations: APA Style (7th ed.)

How to create a document and cite using APA, 7th edition.

Citations: Chicago Style (17th ed.)

Guide to formatting and citing using the notes-bibliography format for Chicago Style, 17th. ed.

Citations: Other Styles

This guide will provide an introduction to the more obscure styles that occassionally get used on our campus. Currently covers: ASA, APSA, and IEEE.