How do I create a footnote in SWS?

Does SWS require footnotes?


Written assignments may benefit from including relevant background information that is not necessarily important for the main body of the assignment.

To include extra secondary evidence or authorial commentary, insert a numeral superscript into the text of the assignment and add the extra evidence or commentary in the footer of the page as a footnote. (Note: Microsoft Word’s “Insert Footnote” function is the preferred method.)


When writing a paper for higher education,4 it is imperative to research and cite sources (Harvey, 1). This suggestion applies to both undergraduate and graduate students, and it is the first thing that beginning students must internalize.

4 Mathews has pointed out that this suggestion is appropriate for all levels of education, even those outside of university, and is in fact best practices for any form of professional writing (2). However, this paper focuses specifically on writing in college-level education.

  • Last Updated Nov 18, 2021
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