Chapter 13: Works Cited


Video 13.2

The rationale for citing carefully is to:

  • Show you have read widely and creatively as per the expectations of the discipline
  • Demonstrate you’ve learned from the work of people who studied the topic before you
  • Give credit to your sources of information (definitions, other scholars’ concepts, statistics) and avoid plagiarism
  • Provide the details of your research path for others to follow so that they can find the materials and read/learn/think for themselves
  • Actively participate in the scholarly conversation. Go you!
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