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Citation COP: Punctuate and Capitalize

The details may seem trivial, but they matter

Many instructors will take off points for errors like using commas instead of periods or forgetting to underline the title of the book. In careers like administering medication and recording personal information, details are critical. Getting citations correct is one way for instructors to judge whether or not students pay attention to details.

Examine the differences in the example below:

Although style manuals typically require the same information about sources, the organization and punctuation may differ.

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