As we advance in our academics our academics get more detailed and require more effort. Assignments being a crucial part of our academic curriculum also get advanced. They require more effort, more information, and rather more thinking capabilities.
Based on their nature if they are descriptive, a lot of input is essential from external sources of information. Referring to data from multiple platforms is a must. As the nature of the assignments in the advanced academic year is difficult, scoring an A= also becomes tougher.
Most often every new academic year brings us new surprises in our education. Were you aware of the term citation before you came across one in your academics? I guess there will be very few yeses to this question.
Students can also avail assignment help from some external sources like online teachers or assignment help platforms.
You may have come across numbers raised to words wondering what all this means or may have read terms like et.al or an author’s name following any statement. All such occurrences are styles of citations. Different countries or universities follow distinct styles of citation.
This is a mechanism developed to help the reader proofread the information you have provided in your assignment. This article is dedicated to citation guidelines that are required in the assignments.
Ranging from APA to MLA, styles vary from region to region and country to country. The most generally followed style is the American Psychological association style popularly known as APA. It is the simplest style available and just includes the name of the author of whose information or statement you wish to cite in your assignment. A bracket including the name of the author is enough.
If there are multiple authors you simply have to write the name of the main author followed by a term stated as et.al simply meaning ‘and others’. Another popular style is the MLA style followed usually in the European continent.
A number provided to each reference used in the article and these references highlighted in the reference section is being used here.
The numbers are arranged over the end of the referral statements in the manner of power to the final word of the statement as similar as we use the power over any digit in mathematics. Provided here the number highlights the reference no. of the article highlighted in the reference section.
At times we have to gather data from numerous sources and it becomes difficult to keep a track of each and every reference we use. WE may download all our references yet finding each and everyone and citing it is a tedious task as you have to switch between the data set and the write-up you are doing again and again.
An important citation tool named Zotero can be of crucial help here. It also helps you organize your references and store them in an organized manner. Zotero can also be used in the citation for your assignment as it is directly linked to Microsoft word as soon as you download it.
Simply select a citation style and type the reference you wish to cite at the end of the statement you make. Zotero automatically cites your authors and fills the reference section with the cited reference credentials.
Though in today’s era most of our academics are virtually based. It is crucial to provide a touch of offline efforts in order to avoid confusion and maintain uniqueness. As you are researching for the required content over various sources keep a notebook handy.
Jot down the headings of the necessary sources and mention a few bullet points below the heading especially the ones you wish to cite and are useful for your assignment. This data will help with the homework required for your assignment.
This homework answers all the important points that are to be mentioned in the assignment. This notebook can also be referred while you’re representing your assignment and your work to the spectators and a quick glance will help you recollect the information you wish to deliver.
As the most commonly used Microsoft word is the best writing software to be used for your academics. Other platforms like google docs or any other are also beneficial but lack the expertise and simplicity provided by Microsoft.
Based on your country you may also refer to apple developed software. I myself do not have any work experience on their software am sure it is better but cannot speculate any assumption without any practical experience.
For the time being, I would still suggest using Microsoft. Applications like Zotero work in sync with Microsoft and altogether a well-organized mechanism is at our disposal when it comes to citing information and creating our content.
Yet feel free to explore and find the best one for you.
Above mentioned guidelines, Will help you in the best way when it comes to citation. Securing an A+ in the assignments comes through multiple aspects that need to be considered.
Here only the citation part is highlighted and hopefully you will make use of these guidelines. Good luck.
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