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 is 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.
Style guides are used to improve the quality and consistency of communications. They set standards for both writing and design, which leads to a unified presentation. Within academia, each discipline has its own documentation style. Biology courses usually require students to use either the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style or American Psychological Association (APA) style. Below are links to print books and web sources on CSE and APA styles.
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