- Download and use the appropriate file as a framework for your paper.
- Submit all parts of your assignment in a single file via Sakai@UD'Assignments'.
- It is very easy to miss a crucial step in Sakai@UD- make absoultely sure your file has uploaded, saved, and submitted correctly.
- If you are in any doubt, email me a backup copy of your submission.
- Don't forget the deadlines!! See 'late submissions' below for an account of the disaster that will result if you are late, and how to avoid it.
- Whenever you quote, paraphrase, refer to or otherwise make use of any work, published or not, you must ensure that you cite that work properly - including giving specfic page numbers for specific passages that you refer to, paraphrase, or quote..
- The exact format you use and whether you use footnotes or collect references together at the end of a paper does not matter. Give enough information so that anyone reading your paper can easily track down all the sources that you have used.
- You must always give the author’s name, title of the piece and the year of publication.
- For journal articles also give the journal name and the relevant volume and page numbers. E.g. van Inwagen, Peter (1975). ‘The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism’, Philosophical Studies, Vol. 27, pp.185-99.
- For books give the publisher and the relevant page numbers. E.g. John Perry (1978). A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality. Hackett Publishing Company, Indianapolis. p.15
- For chapters in books, treat the chapter like a journal article and the book like a book. Remember that the chapter author may be different from the book author (editor) – both should be given.
- For internet resources, give the name of the site, the author and title of the piece, the URL, and the date you accessed the information.
NB: Use of sources without citation is plagiarism. Academic integrity is taken very seriously at the University of Delaware, and plagiarism is a grave violation of this standard. Be sure you understand what it is and its implications. It may result your failing the class and other sanctions. (Plagiarism detection software may be used.)
Failure to cite properly will result in grade penalties.
- Whenever your work has benefited from comments or conversations with someone else (including your colleagues in a class and your revered professor) you must acknowledge that contribution.
- To acknowledge general help collect acknowledgements at the end of the paper.
E.g. "Thanks to David Hume and Mark Greene for comments on a early draft of this paper. Also to Immanuel Kant and students in PHIL-??? for helpful discussion."
- To acknowledge specific points that you owe to someone else, insert a footnote at the relevant place explaining the contribution.
E.g. “This question was raised by (personal communication / in conversation / in a lecture on the 15th May…)”.