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SPC 1608 (Creighton) - Informative/Persuasive Speech: Citation Overview

This is a guide for Professor Creighton's speech classes.

Why Cite?

Citation is used for several reasons:

  1. To give credit to your sources.
  2. To differentiate your work from others'.
  3. To increase your credibility as a speaker.
  4. To help your audience find your sources.

And of course, to avoid plagiarism!

Citation: Two Parts

Full Citations - the complete information about your sources.

In-Speech Citations - brief citations included in the body of your speech.

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