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Writing and Citing
- When you're taking notes on what you read, put an author's words in quotation marks so you know what language belongs to someone else.
- Instead of highlighting, write in the margins about why the information is important.
- Answer your questions from the previous steps, using evidence.
- Think about treating the answer to each question as a separate section of your paper.
- Cite the evidence while you write to avoid losing the information and having to retrace your steps.
- Use this Citing Alternate Formats in Chicago Style guide for all your Notes and Bibliography entries!