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When essay writing, you are very likely to use other sources other than your own ideas and opinions. Every time you want to use information from another source, you must acknowledge the author. Sometimes may not directly quote from the book or an article; however this material still needs to be acknowledged in a citation.
There are a few methods in order to record it: footnotes, endnotes, or in-text notes taken in parenthesis. You also need to list your references on a separate sheet at the end of the essay.
There are different citation styles and formats of citations. The required format will depend on the one you have chosen. Most common styles for academic writing in various fields are:

1. MLA (Modern Language Association) style

used for writing literature, art and humanitarian courses:

Heading. On the first page in the upper left-hand corner you place your name, your instructor’s name, the course, and the date on separate double-spaced lines. You write the date in the Day Month Year format.
Title of Your Essay. Center the title. Do not underline or bold the title. It should be double spaced from the text of the paper. No extra spaces are needed.
Page Numbers. Number all pages in the upper right corner of the page, preceded by your last name.
Margins. Use 1-inch margins. Do not align the right margin.
Line Spacing. Double-space the entire document. There should be no extra spaces between lines.
Indenting. Indent the first line of each paragraph 1/2″ by pressing the Tab key once.
Font. Use the Times New Roman 12-point font.
Works Cited. Include a Works Cited page that lists the works you quote or paraphrase, if your assignment requires that you use sources.


2. APA (American Psychology Association)

is required in papers written on psychology, sociology and other social sciences.

Title Page, Running Head, and Page Numbers.
Font. Use Times New Roman 12-point font.
Margins. Use 1-inch margins. Do not align the right margin.
Line Spacing. Double-space the entire document.
Indenting. Indent the first line of each paragraph 1/2″ by pressing the Tab key once.
Section Headings. Headings should be centered and in boldface type. Capitalize all words except articles (a, an, the), conjunctions (and, but, or, etc.) and prepositions (in, on, to, etc.) unless they are the first word of a title or subtitle.
References. Include a References page if you cited sources in the paper.


3. Turabian and Chicago

are mostly used in writing history papers.

Title Page. On the first page, center the title about one-third of the way down the page. Do not underline or bold the title. If it is more than one line, it should be double spaced. About halfway down the page, center your name. About two-thirds of the way down the page, place the course number, your instructor’s name, and the date on separate double-spaced lines. Write the date in the Month Day, Year format.
Page Numbers. Number all pages except the title page in the upper right corner of the page preceded by your last name. The first page of text should be labeled as Page 2.
Margins. Use 1-inch margins. Do not align the right margin.
Line Spacing. Double-space the entire document. There should no extra spaces in the document. Single-spaced lines should appear only in notes and the bibliography.
Indenting. Indent the first line of each paragraph 1/2″ by pressing the Tab key once.
Footnotes. Include footnotes when you quote or paraphrase, if your assignment requires that you use sources.
Bibliography. Include a Bibliography page that lists the works you quote or paraphrase, if your assignment requires that you use sources.

To avoid gross errors by essay writing read about Common Mistakes & Problems.

 

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