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Citations in the SIPA policy essay?


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Long time lurker, first time poster - thanks for the help!

I am working on cutting down my SIPA policy essay to 200 words (ugh) and realizing how much space noting my sources takes up. Do you think we can use footnotes? Would these footnotes need to be part of the word count?

The example on the blog has a passage like this:

"The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health reports that spending time with a therapy animal resulted in decreases in self-reported anxiety and loneliness in college students, according to the Columbia University Medical Center. While the International Journal of Stress Management reports that simply petting a dog during study breaks reduces student anxiety and sadness..."

I'm curious how others approached this, especially those who just got in EA (congrats!). 

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I didn't put in any footnotes on mine. They're usually not needed for a memo anyway, and if it is absolutely necessary, then I would start it off with the name of source, and then go straight into the content.

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