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Language of Science and Technology - Oakland Campus: Writing & Citing

A guide for students in ENGCMP 1101 with Professor Edwards.

Quick Links

Listed below are a few quick links to resources that will aid you in citing sources.

Additional Libguides

Consider Your Audience

Consider your audience and the purpose of your writing.

  • Are you writing to explain? convince? review or critique?
  • Is your audience experts, students, the general public?
  • Are you writing formally or informally?

Write with your audience in mind.

  • Make it easy for your readers to get your message.
  • Organize your document logically.
  • Write clearly.
  • Write concisely.
  • Include the appropriate level of detail.
  • Read your document from the point of view of your readers, and revise appropriately.

Citing Sources Using a Citation Manager

Keep track of all of your reference lists and bibliographies. Pitt's library resources work with citation management tools and allow you to import citations from sources like PITTCat+ and article databases.