Citation Obsession? Get Over It! - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

"Citation style remains the most arbitrary, formulaic, and prescriptive element of academic writing taught in American high schools and colleges. Now a sacred academic shibboleth, citation persists despite the incredibly high cost-benefit ratio of trying to teach students something they (and we should also) recognize as relatively useless to them as developing writers."