A Simple Manual On Writing A Research Paper With Footnotes


To Help your excited readers appreciate your research paper,  inserting footnotes would help them get clarification of your work’s citations. This user-friendly manual should help you use footnotes for your comprehensive dissertation.  


Steps to remember when using Foot Notes


  • First up,  decide what type of footnote or endnotes do you plan to use. You can classify them as a description to expound on a given section of your article. The other type is to acknowledge the source of any material used to help confirm or explain the origin of the content.  Keep in mind that footnotes are used to describe content on a given page while endnotes are numerically placed at the end of your essay commonly called Endnotes. Placing the footnote mark at the end of the previous sentence to show that the succeeding statement may need supporting information and / or that the description is available at the bottom.

  • When inserting footnotes in the middle of a sentence of one of your essay’s paragraph, which is referred to as content notes, try to make certain that you use just one footnote at a time to avoid a messy comprehension of the subject. Use these type of notes at the end of the most relevant phrase or word. After writing a sentence that includes a content note, skip two spaces but if supporting information is at the end of the sentence, just one space is needed.

  • Next, you need to give a complete account of the work you used when you are to note the term for the first time as a footnote/endnote. Just a single sentence would be required. Keep in mind; this is just used to supplement the reader's understanding of your essay.

  • Finally, make certain that the use of these supporting information are copyright proof when necessary to avoid complications when the dissertation would be published. This keeps you safe and provides credit to the original manuscript you used. Copyright is used when more than 500 words of published material are the count of your paper. This means that you need to get formal permission from the author of your reference. Simply put, when using footnotes, keep it short and simple (K.I.S.S. rule).

So, after describing these steps with you to effectively use footnotes and to keep you safe from plagiarism, you should be able to go with your researched masterpiece paper with notes to make your paper an easy read. Write on!