Some general tips on how to cite your paper

Some general tips on how to cite your paper, depending on the citation style you are using. Here are some common citation styles and how to cite your work in them:

APA style
  • APA Style: If you want to reuse portions of a paper you wrote for a previous assignment or course, you need to cite yourself as an unpublished manuscript. The entry should begin with your name, followed by the year of the original paper in parentheses, the title of the paper in sentence case and italicized, and the words “Unpublished manuscript” in brackets. For example:

Smith, J. (2023). How to cite your paper. [Unpublished manuscript].

MLA Handbook
  • MLA Style: If you want to reuse portions of a paper you wrote for a previous assignment or course, you need to cite yourself as an unpublished work. The entry should begin with your name, followed by the title of the paper in quotation marks, the name of the course and the institution, and the date of the original paper. For example:

Smith, John. “How to Cite Your Own Paper.” English 101, Southern New Hampshire University, 2023.

The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Chicago Style: If you want to reuse portions of a paper you wrote for a previous assignment or course, you need to cite yourself as an unpublished paper. The entry should begin with your name, followed by the year of the original paper in parentheses, the title of the paper in italics, and the words “Unpublished paper” in parentheses. For example:

Smith, John. (2023). How to Cite Your Own Paper. (Unpublished paper).

Please note that these are only general guidelines, and you should always check with your instructor or consult your university’s handbook before reusing your work. Also, keep in mind that reusing your work can be considered self-plagiarism, which is a form of academic dishonesty and can have serious consequences. You should always seek permission from your instructor and provide proper citations when reusing your work. I hope this helps you understand how to cite your paper.