|Summary Style Sheet|
Students are reminded that it is part of the University's policy "that evaluation of students' written work includes evaluation of the quality of the written English as well as of the basic subject material" (Mount Allison University Academic Calendar, 6.11.10). The substance of a paper is closely connected with the style and format in which it is presented.
2. STYLE, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
A number of handbooks and guides are readily available. The MLA Handbook and the Chicago Manual of Style are available in the Library.
papers are preferable but hand-written papers are acceptable provided
the writing is clear and legible.
It is essential that you: a) acknowledge the source of all ideas or information used, whether in the form of a direct quotation or not; and b) provide at the end of your essay a Bibliography giving full details of all works consulted or quoted. In the case of books , list author, title, place (city), publisher, and date; in the case of journal articles , list author, title of article, name of journal, volume number, date, and pages. Remember that in documentation format, the important thing is to be consistent.
Citing of Sources
D. Scriptural Texts
There are various conventions for citing scriptural texts of the various religious traditions. Consult the online Religious Studies style sheet for more details.
5. ACADEMIC POLICY
The university has strict rules on academic dishonesty. Failure properly to document a paper may result in a charge of plagiarism, which is a serious offence. Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of another person's words or ideas, usually those which have appeared in published form. See section 6.13 in the University Calendar for more information.
6. LANGUAGE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
We encourage the use of accurate wording, an important aspect of which is the use of inclusive language. In religious studies this has at least two implications.
1) Take into consideration the viewpoint of differing religious communities.
the view of traditions other than Christianity by using B.C.E. (before
the common era) and C.E. (common era) rather than B.C. (before Christ)
and A.D. ( anno Domini ).
"The history of man provides many examples..."
For more detailed information, consult the Mt. A. Library Homepage ("Research and Citation Guides") for information.
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