Concise Check your writing to make sure it is "to the point" -- that you are saying only what needs to be said, without digressions and extraneous information. Avoid convoluted and lengthy sentences with multiple clauses. If you are presenting the findings of a research project with a large amount of data, organize this data in a table.
Personal styles[ edit ] All writing has some style, even if the author is not thinking about a personal style. It is important to understand that style reflects meaning.
For instance, if a writer wants to express a sense of euphoria, he or she might write in a style overflowing with expressive modifiers. Some writers use styles that are very specific, for example in pursuit of an artistic effect. Stylistic rule-breaking is exemplified by the poet. An example is E.
Cummingswhose writing consists mainly of only lower case letters, and often uses unconventional typographyspacingand punctuation. Even in non-artistic writing, every person who writes has his or her own personal style. Proprietary styles[ edit ] Many large publications define a house style to be used throughout the publication, a practice almost universal among newspapers and well-known magazines.
These styles can cover the means of expression and sentence structures, such as those adopted by Time. They may also include features peculiar to a publication; the practice at The Economistfor example, is that articles are rarely attributed to an individual author.
General characteristics have also been prescribed for different categories of writing, such as in journalismthe use of SI unitsor questionnaire construction. Academic styles[ edit ] University students, especially graduate students, are encouraged to write papers in an approved style.
This practice promotes readability and ensures that references to cited works are noted in a uniform way. Typically, students are encouraged to use a style commonly adopted by journals publishing articles in the field of study.Welcome to the Delaware Tech libraries.
We invite you to explore our site to learn about the many resources and services offered by our four campus libraries. APA Style reference Lists . Types of sources are usually put in the category of printed, electronic, or other.
Within these categories are many sub-categories. For more examples and guidelines on citing technical reports, proceedings of conferences & theses, please refer to Section , pages of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). BibMe Free Bibliography & Citation Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard.
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Technical reports, abstracts, conference papers/posters, theses and dissertations, reviews, audio and video, blogs, raw data and software, Details about legal material as sources on pp. – Electronic sources on APA pp. –