APA style guide is the preferred style of documentation for MUSC289, but is not an absolute requirement. Students are welcome to use whatever is the preferred citation style in their own discipline (e.g. Chicago style for Humanities), provided it is used accurately and consistently.
See other style guides under "Citing your sources".
Evaluating your sources is a crucial step of the research process. You need to evaluate carefully each source to determine its appropriateness and quality.
It is particularly important to evaluation information that you find on the Web. Because there are no rules and anyone can post a page on the Web, you will have to determine whether the web site is of value. Go to Evaluating Web Sources (CRAAP Test) for specific criteria used to analyze websites.
Check our Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals page in order to evaluate periodicals by looking at their content, purpose, and intended audience.
A bibliography gives credibility to your research, avoids plagiarism, and assists readers to follow up and locate citations/items for further reading or research. Pay attention to details when creating bibliographic citations. Be accurate and consistent.
APA (e.g. APA style guide to electronic resources) is the preferred style of documentation for MUSC289.
Check out these sites for other information on citing sources:
Queen's Library guide: How to cite sources
Queen's Library guide: Citing and Citation Managers
Western Libraries, London, ON: Citing MUSIC SOURCES
The Queen's Writing Centre provides help with brainstorming ideas, creating outlines, improving grammar and style, and thesis statements. Students are advised to book an appointment for one-on-one consultations. The Centre is located in the Stauffer Library as part of Queen's Student Academic Success Services (SASS), which also comprises Learning Strategies.
Reflection means taking some time to examine your thoughts, beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions about your understanding of a topic, a situation or problem. The key questions in reflective thinking are how? and why? rather than just what? In reflective writing, students are asked to write down their personal thoughts.
Reflective Writing (University of Leeds)
Reflective Writing (Royal Roads University)