In this section, you will find many instructional materials we've developed for our Writing Center teaching.
However, there are limitations to these materials. Assignments vary, and different instructors want different things from student writers. Therefore, the advice here may or may not apply to your writing situation.
Finally, handouts can give only a fraction of the customized guidance that an individual conference with a Writing Center instructor can provide. If you have questions about the information in our handouts, please make an appointment to see a Writing Center instructor.
Most academic writing projects require you to gather, evaluate, and use the work of others.
When you draw upon the work of others, you must give proper credit. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism which UW–Madison considers to be a serious breach of academic integrity.
If you learn a few basic rules, you can quickly format your researched papers in accordance with the style required for your course.
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- American Psychological Association Documentation
- Chicago/Turabian Documentation
- Modern Language Association Documentation
- American Political Science Association Documentation
- Council of Science Editors Documentation
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Documentation
- Numbered References
- Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources