XENA004 Academic Writing Modules: Citation and Referencing (2 op)



By the end of the module participants are expected to:

- understand and apply the principles and strategies of accurate citing and referencing needed for academic writing in their own field
- demonstrate effective use of different types of in-text citations, supporting their own voice
- be aware of online reference management tools


The Citation and Referencing module is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral students, as well as university researchers and staff. Accurate referencing of written work is essential as it enables readers to assess the accuracy of your interpretation of source material and see how your ideas have been influenced by others. This module aims to help you understand the function and mechanics of citing and referencing when you integrate evidence into your writing. You will also learn how to use language strategically depending on your field (e.g. reporting verbs, tense, personal pronouns), and discover how to develop your academic voice in the text.


Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course.