Reasons Why You Must Cite
- It adds credibility to your argument. Citing is proof that you did research and that your conclusions are based on reliable information.
- It helps you avoid plagiarism by giving credit to the people whose ideas and research you used to make your argument.
- It shares the sources you discovered by presenting information about your sources in a standardized format that any scholar can use to track down the very same sources you consulted. (e.g. Your professor can check to make sure the source offers the information you say it does, or other professors/scholars/students can consult the same sources you used if they think it sounds interesting after reading what you wrote about them.)
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