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Paper Citation Style
Intext as well as a Reference List
The Purdue Website can be very helpful
0/05/ Basic Work-Cited Rules
After the first line, all lines should be indented.
Author listed last name first (Smith, J.) give list of
names unless more than 6
Should be alphabetized by first Author's last
In article title only capitalize proper nouns and
the first word.
Journal Titles capitalize all major words and
Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and
social development. Current Directions in
Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.
Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood
management across affective states: The
hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal
of Personality & Social Psychology, 66,
1034-1048. Intext Citations
You can also introduce it differently but the
basic style is as follows:
– (Last name, year, page #)
– ie. (Smith, 2004, p.5)
Need page number for direct quotes
Not necessary for paraphrasing Introduce all quotes with own words (not a
complete sentence that is just a quote)
Better to Paraphrase than Direct Quotes Basic Paper Requirements
Thesis and three supporting ideas
3 PEER Reviewed sources
No websites like wikipedia
Use scientific sources for definitions not a
Flow and Organization
A good thesis is VITAL for good paper
Your thesis is your argument – what you
want to prove
– Have 3 main points or 3 main supporting
– Then have a paragraph/section for each of
these 3 main points
these Thesis should be last sentence of Intro
– Start general or broad
capture the reader’s attention – Each sentence should be a little more specific
– Lead into thesis
– Thesis is last sentence ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course MMBIO 240 taught by Professor Bridgewater during the Fall '09 term at BYU.
- Fall '09