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SPAN 300 (Dr. April Marshall)

AI for SPAN 300

SPAN 300:

AI: You may use AI programs (e.g. ChatGPT) to help generate ideas and brainstorm. If you use an AI tool when completing an assignment, it should be cited like any other reference material. However, you should note that the material generated by AI programs may be inaccurate, incomplete, or otherwise problematic. Beware that use may also stifle your own independent thinking and creativity.  

Generative AI Citations

In APA 7th edition Format:

Based on APA Style guidance.

Outline of an APA Citation for AI
       Name of Company/creator of generative AI Tool. (Year). Name of generative AI tool (Month Date version) [Large language model]. URL.

Real World Example:

       OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT (June 16 version) [Large language model].

The full transcript of a response can be included in an appendix or other supplementary materials.

In Chicago 17th edition Format:

Footnote or Endnote:

OpenAI's ChatGPT, response to query from author, February 15, 2023.

Bibliographic Reference:

Author’s (Parent Company) Medium, Response to “Query in quotes.” Name of Website, Parent Company, Date accessed, URL.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Response to “Explain to general audiences the possible causes and effects of climate change.” ChatGPT, OpenAI, February

15, 2023,

In MLA 9th edition Format:

Guidance based on How do I cite generative AI in MLA style? from the official style website.

Outline of an MLA Citation for AI
Author/Creator. "Name of chatbot." Title of platform where accessed, Full URL, Date Accessed (optional).

Real World Example:
OpenAI. "ChatGPT." ChatGPT Pro,, February 2, 2023.