More Help with APA
Updated: 2019 To ensure consistency for students, modifications to citation examples are made only between semesters january.
Why do we need to anyway cite?
- You give credit to the original authors/sources of information and give a wide berth to plagiarism
- Your readers can easily access your sources that are original
- You add credibility to your assignments and help prove your arguments.
Colleges/Universities, subject matter and professions select and use a standard approach to citation. Be sure to consult with your Professor about what approach to use.
If you believe about any of it, most of the information that goes into a paper or article could be organized into three groups: “common knowledge” “my ideas”, and “other people’s ideas”. By understanding these groups, we are able to realise why citations matter within our work.
Let’s start with common knowledge, which consists of more developed and reliable facts. For example, George Washington being the US that is first president a well established fact found in a variety of reliable sources. Per year having 365 days can be considered well known.
Next, let’s consider “my ideas”. This group comes with your personal thoughts, opinions, conclusions, and analysis of one's topic. It would also fall into this category if you are conducting your own original research.