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POLI 120B: Society and Democracy in American Political Development

Improve your Academic Writing

Understand what academic writing entails:

Understand what academic reading entails:

Evaluate what you read with a critical eye:

Use sources you've read appropriately to avoid plagiarize:

Cite your Sources (Chicago / MLA)

Citing isn't just about inserting quotes. It begins with the task at hand: your assignment; the sources you read and how you understand them; building your case with them; and ensuring that what you've included in the body of your paper is properly cited both in the paper and in your list of references/works cited.