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MATH 296: Seminar in Mathematical Modeling: Writing & Citing

Writing Up Your Model

You'll need to make sure that your paper itself is clear, well-written, and has copious, properly-formatted references. This page has some resources for creating citations for your references. 


Take a look at these tips for successfully writing your MCM paper from Kelly S. Cline, which include strategies about references, timetables, and the writing of the paper itself. 

Sound Writing


Sound Writing is the official writing handbook on campus, written by student writing advisors and specifically tailored to the needs of Puget Sound students and their faculty.

In addition to supporting the development of successful academic writing skills, Sound Writing also includes sections on research methods, writing in the disciplines, and more.

Sound Writing provides help with three citation styles: MLA, APA, and Chicago (notes & bibliography).

Current Edition: 2020

Citing Sources

Citations are key to participating in the scholarly community. They are a way to converse with other scholars, but they also:

  • Give fair credit to others for their ideas, creations, and expressions.
  • Back up claims and statements.
  • Provide a way for an interested reader to learn more.
  • Support academic integrity.

Consult Citation Tools to learn more about different citation styles.  Collins Library also supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.

Citation & Writing Resources: APA & Chicago Style

APA Formatting and Style Guide from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

APA Style Site from the American Psychological Association, along with some free tutorials.


Collins Library quick MLA citation guide for commonly used types of sources.

MLA Guide from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)


Collins Library has created a handout about using Chicago Style with examples (opens as a pdf). 
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) out of Purdue University has an excellent online guide to using Chicago Style.
The Chicago Manual of Style itself has an online quick guide to citations.