Administrative Policy Writing
What does a citation to the rules mean?
If you are writing for the government, this is an
important concept to understand!
When you cite to a rule, you are telling the reader
that what appears before the citation is either
what a rule says or is an accurate paraphrase.
A citation is improper if it contains extra information
that are not part of the cited text.
Government writers pay serious attention to citations.
They are not an after-thought. They must be correct.