Monthly Archives: June 2016

Providing Context: Making The Most of Sources

By Edwin Tran “Quotation, n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.” This lonesome quote has the capacity to elicit a variety of responses. One might be shocked by the bluntness of the statement, while another might react … Continue reading

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Facing the Footnote, Chicago Style

By Jacob Trujillo The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), students seem to cringe at seeing these words while reading over the syllabus. Whether you believed it to be a collegiate urban myth, or a pothole that can be easily avoided, CMS is an unexpected … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Referencing Sources within Other Sources

By Jann Harris One of the biggest mistakes we make as college writers is not differentiating between our source materials and their sources. We tend to think the writer of the text we are reading as authoring all the ideas contained … Continue reading

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