Well !! This reading definitely helped. I learned things that I used to do and mess up on and now I can clearly see how annoying it must be to people reading my work who know how to write and cite properly. This reading is going to stick with me and I'm definitely going to reference back to it when I am writing not only my essays in this class but other classes as well. Knowing how to reference properly is so important because you just kind of look a little uneducated for the lack of my normal term. Don't make yourself look stupid ! Know how to properly reference so you don't piss people off with illiterate writing. Other people take their time to learn and understand how to write properly and if you're not doing it as well, or if IM not doing it right ?! Well, we're all just giving those people a real good slap in the face. They took the time to learn and understand and write properly so their papers are at least exceptional, and your paper just looks like you didn't care of half assed your paper. Don't only put half your energy into a paper. You're doing all this hard, strenuous work to create a paper, well, you better make sure the paper is 100% up to standards or you are just wasting your time. Don't waste your time, not for me or for your professor, but for you !! Read this text again and again to make sure that your essay is up to par with correct references so you don't look stupid or lazy. College is hard work, nobody said it was easy.