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citations for memo

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:59 pm

I have to write a memo for my supervisor at a new job. Should I put citations in footnotes or in the text itself?

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Re: citations for memo

Postby Bure96 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:43 am

Ask him. Many firms, agencies, etc. have their own particular style guidelines for memos. Or perhaps even a particular partner/supervisor likes to see things a particular way. Just ask generally if they have any style guidelines they'd like you to follow, citation in line or in footnotes, etc.

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Re: citations for memo

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm

Bure96 wrote:Ask him. Many firms, agencies, etc. have their own particular style guidelines for memos. Or perhaps even a particular partner/supervisor likes to see things a particular way. Just ask generally if they have any style guidelines they'd like you to follow, citation in line or in footnotes, etc.


Alright I will ask next time. But it's too late to ask now because the due date is approaching. I have to just go with one. Which is more standard practice and thus a safer bet for the first time?

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Re: citations for memo

Postby QContinuum » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Bure96 wrote:Ask him. Many firms, agencies, etc. have their own particular style guidelines for memos. Or perhaps even a particular partner/supervisor likes to see things a particular way. Just ask generally if they have any style guidelines they'd like you to follow, citation in line or in footnotes, etc.


Alright I will ask next time. But it's too late to ask now because the due date is approaching. I have to just go with one. Which is more standard practice and thus a safer bet for the first time?

No idea whether this is standard, but I've usually used footnotes or endnotes.



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