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List of Frequently Asked Questions for the Edinlight Essay Prize

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Could you please clarify how referencing works for this competition? Is a bibliography required, and is it excluded from the word count? Perhaps you could supply some examples of how to cite.
Our Guide to entering says: When citing or quoting, use direct quotes. Clearly identify author and source. Provide a hyperlink if possible.

You are free to choose a style of referencing that suits you best. A concise overview of referencing styles is given here .

The bibliography is excluded from the word count.

Should I include an overall introduction and conclusion or just have an introduction and conclusion in both the for and against sections?
The two parts of the essay are independent of one another. Each should have its own introduction and conclusion. Do not include an overall introduction or conclusion that covers both parts.