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Work from Home (WFH), the right time lecturers & students productive writing

Work from Home (WFH) has been implemented at Semarang State University since three weeks ago. Besides working, lecturers, students and students are also asked to study and worship at home as a form of physical distancing or isolating themselves from social activities. This was done in order to combat the corona virus outbreak that has not stopped. In fact, in Indonesia the number of victims has increased to 1986 people infected until Friday (3/4).

The good news, this WFH policy makes lecturers and students have plenty of quality time at home. This time can be used to carry out positive activities to minimize boredom and stress, one of which is by writing.

Yes, write. This activity is considered able to exercise patience and as a form of self therapy. Lecturers and students can write articles that have not been disclosed because of their busy schedule

Through chain messages, Lecturer in Constitutional Law Saru Arifin SH LLM and also experts in the field of international law provide provision for reminder provisions in writing. This time, Pak Saru arifin shared his knowledge on Citation: Footnotes (understanding, purpose, principles of use and technical writing).

The initial material explained related to the initial introduction about the importance of citations in the academic world, the variety of citations and the reasons for choosing footnotes in journal citations / articles. Next further exposure to the material that we can learn.

Introduction to citation

Citation in the academic world is an obligation that must be done by scientific writers. According to Kate L. Turabian (2007: 133) said, the task of a researcher is first to get the facts correct, second to convey to the reader where the facts are obtained, third cite the source of the facts, ideas or words that are they use it in their paper.

Variety of citation

Notes or citations vary depending on the field of science, depending on the target audience and habits used in the project (can be interpreted as institutional habits). According to (Kate L. Turabi (2007: 151), Broadly speaking the technical citation is divided into three groups, first Footnotes (footnotes), second Endnotes (notes at the end of the paper), third Body notes / in text citation (notes / citation in text).

Why footnotes

There are 4 reasons why using footnotes, the first in some social and legal science traditions, writers are more likely to use footnotes than bodynotes or endnotes, second
footnotes make it easier for readers to track the information or references cited, the three endnotes have their own difficulties, because the reader must flip through the reading pages and sources, the four bodynotes, the information is static, cannot be read directly by the reader and cannot add other information.

Hopefully this short material can be useful for lecturers and students to be more active in writing articles both in reputable international journals and in journals that are accredited national journals.

The complete material can be downloaded here.

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