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5. Citations and Plagiarism

Like most writers, technical writers need to demonstrate their credibility, objectivity, and thoroughness by referencing quality source material.  Technical writers reveal and share source information both to give credit to the writers of that material and also to demonstrate they have done thorough research.  Because this text was designed for an academic course in technical writing, this chapter describes conventions of academic citations you will use in producing a report.  That said, the information will easily transfer to other professional and academic writing tasks.

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