Administrative Policy Writing
Citation in academic work versus government writing
Professional and governmental writing have different
Last week we said that when a state agency writes a letter
to a regulated entity, it will often cite to its rules.
But the purpose is not to give credit to the author of the
rules for those ideas.
Rather, it is to establish the
for the proposition
In other words, a citation in this context is a way of saying
“this is the law” not “this is someone else’s idea.”