For a student who doesn’t actually care much about essay writing, referencing is only important because it’s mandatory. You probably don’t care why but understand that there are logical reasons behind so you won’t complain and get it done. Referencing is mainly done within the essay itself and in the references section.
First, references within the essay are usually made up of in text citations. These citations are usually made up of the author, year, and sometimes even the pages used. A great tip for getting these done is immediately writing them down during the essay writing process. By doing this you’re saving yourself a ton of hassle in finding which sentences need to be referenced and inputting those references.
Second, the references section is probably the most difficult part of referencing. Fortunately, within the vast expanse of the internet there are free online citation generators which make and order your references for you. These websites include Cite this For Me and many others that will help save time and energy in getting over the finish line of essay writing.