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Curriculum & Instruction: Writing & Citations

Writing Resources and Assistance

Tarleton's Writing Center 

Visit the Writing Center on campus or virtually for assistance throughout the writing process. 

Tarleton's Tutoring and Learning Center

Get support for your studies by visiting the Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC). 

Purdue OWL

Assistance for the writing process.

Citation Mangers

Remember, computer generated citations are not perfect.  While they are great for saving you some typing, always proof citations pulled from computer resources carefully with your citation manual.

Read this G2 Crowd article to learn more about reference management tools.

Style Manuals

AP Stylebook -- Does require you to log in to access the book. 

Tips for AP Style -- visit the AP Style Blog


Why cite?

  • Citing your sources improves the credibility of your research and helps you avoid plagiarism.
  • Citations give proper credit to the original author/s for their ideas and words.
  • They allow your readers to find the sources you used in the writing process.

Look over the following sources on plagiarism to familiarize yourself with plagiarism and how it can affect to your college career. 

Research ethically and avoid plagiarism

Tarleton's Academic Conduct Policy