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Most Common Citation Styles: APA | Chicago | MLA

If you are just beginning to write a thesis, a dissertation, or an article for a peer-review journal, you will fumble upon countless new writing styles, fonts, formats, and citation styles. Academic writing differs from other forms of writing as it often follows a set of structures, involves the use of formal language, grammar, and words. This article aims to clarify everything concerning citation and citation styles so that you can select which one to opt for while writing your thesis, dissertation, or research paper.

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How to Format Academic Papers in Microsoft Word 2021

This reference guide explains how to format your academic documents in Microsoft Word 2021, giving you the fundamental rules for formatting your academic papers as described in most guidelines, such as MLA and APA styles. The rules discussed in this guide apply to most of the academic papers you will submit as college assignments or articles for journals.

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How to Use Track-Changes Feature in Microsoft Word 2021

Track changes function in Microsoft Word 2021 for macOS is a very handy tool to track your revisions, corrections, changes, edits, and even suggestions and comments while you’re reviewing a document. When an editor or proofreader wants to return a revised document to a client with his/her all revisions visibly marked, and so clients can accept or reject, or the suggested changes appear in the margins of the returned document, he/she needs Track Changes function of Microsoft Word.

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Importance of Academic Referencing and Citing

Whenever you use words, facts, ideas, or explanations from other works, those sources must be cited. Academic referencing is required when you have copied texts from an essay, an article, a book, or other sources verbatim, which is called quotation. You also need referencing when you use an idea or a fact from another work even if you haven’t used their exact expression.

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How to Present Tables and Figures in APA 7th Edition

This handout discusses how to present tables and figures in APA style. APA Style offers a specific guideline for formatting tables and figures. In the 7th edition guideline, APA updated the formatting of tables and figures. This article shows how to format numbers, titles, bodies, headings, and notes in APA style.

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How to Format Citations Automatically Using Microsoft Word

Properly formatting citations and references has always driven researchers crazy. With Microsoft Office Word, though, the process is streamlined to the point of almost being automatic. Microsoft Word automatically generates a bibliography from the sources you used to write your manuscript. Each time you add a new citation to your document, This handout is going to show you how to add citations and bibliographies to your Word documents and how to format references automatically using the Microsoft Word References tool.

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APA Format Guide for Academic Manuscripts

The American Psychological Association (APA) format is the most common style used to cite sources within the social sciences. This handout will give you a brief guide on the Publication Manual of the APA. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition).

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How to Remove Editors’ Comments in Microsoft Word

When you have your tracked changes document through editing or proofreading services, you will see some comments that the editor, proofreader, or reviewer has left on the right-hand side of the page. You have two options to delete the comments. In this short handout created by our tech team, we will show you how to remove or delete comments in Microsoft Word 2020 (macOS). Here are the steps:

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How to Turn Off or Turn On Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Turning on the Track Changes function of your Word document gives you an option to make changes that are easy to follow. The revisions are like suggestions that one can review and then remove by rejecting them or make them permanent by accepting them. This handout shows you how to turn on or turn off Track Changes function.

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How to Show Revisions Inline or in Balloons in Track Changes Function of Microsoft Word

Turning on Track Changes function of your Microsoft Word document gives you an option to make changes that are easy to follow. The changes and revisions are like suggestions that one can review, and then remove by rejecting them or make them permanent by accepting them. This handout discusses how to show revisions inline or balloons in Tracked Changes.

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