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How is citing sources can help me in my studies?

How is citing sources can help me in my studies?

Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes:

  1. It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper.
  2. It allows those who are reading your work to locate your sources, in order to learn more about the ideas that you include in your paper.

Can you say and colleagues instead of et al?

Seperate the authors’ last names with an “&” rather than “and.” Follow the same rules as with one author. When citing more than two authors a second time, use the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” (which means “and others”).

What are the most challenging APA formatting issues for you?

Here are five common mistakes students make with APA Style and easy ways you can fix them.

  • INCORRECT HEADER. The first words in a paper with a title page is the running header.
  • ERRORS IN IN-TEXT CITATIONS.
  • IN-TEXT CITATIONS DON’T MATCH REFERENCE LIST.
  • INCORRECT QUOTATIONS.
  • CITING WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES.

How do I check my APA format?

APA Formatting Basics

  1. All text should be double-spaced.
  2. Use one-inch margins on all sides.
  3. All paragraphs in the body are indented.
  4. Make sure that the title is centered on the page with your name and school/institution underneath.
  5. Use 12-point font throughout.
  6. All pages should be numbered in the upper right hand corner.

Why is referencing so hard?

The reason behind this is that students are not recognizable with the steps to follow for an easy flow of writing and to ease their minds about their writing tasks. Citation of references means to add the source of information which can give your paper more authenticity.

Why do we use apa?

APA Style provides clarity to papers on often complex topics. It makes papers easier to read and understand. When sources are cited the same way each time and the paper is written in a uniform format, it gives it better flow and helps keep the focus on the content of the paper.

What three methods can you use for acknowledging your sources?

Find three ways to keep track of your sources while taking notes. Send an article’s citation information to your account with a citation management tool like Refworks or EndNote. Download and save or print articles as you find them. Admit it.