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Documentation in Communication Studies

by Professor Benjamin Walker

In academic settings, APA documentation is mostly expected. Any time someone cites someone else’s work they should include an APA documentation. Oral presentations are different beasts; speakers are encouraged to cite the date and the source of their information, with the expectation that the audience (if they so choose) could find the source with a simple internet search.

Documentation reflects the values of the discipline

When speaking, communication professionals tend to care more about the message than the documentation. How the message is being presented is important, so aspects of delivery tend to take precedent over the added ethos of citing a vast amount of sources.


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