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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

Resources to reference when creating research and writing assignments to maximize clarity and accessibility.

Citations & Citation Style

Quoting     ♦     Paraphrasing     ♦     Summarizing

  • Do you want a balance of quoted, paraphrased, and summarized material?
    • Be sure to provide specific details, including the use of signal phrases.
  • Will you accept only one citation style?
    • If yes, make your preference clear. Choosing the citation style for each paper keeps the paper format consistent for  students and for you. 
  • See Purdue's OWL Citation Style Chart to see examples across MLA, APA, and CMS.

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