What is a Footnote? - Examples & Styles


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What are the two types of footnotes?

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1. Name the three styles used today for writing.

2. What is an endnote?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are two types of footnotes commonly used in writing, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them by assessing you on your knowledge of footnote types and style formatting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Citation styles
  • Types of footnotes
  • Footnote formatting

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about formatting from the related footnotes lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the formatting required by different citation styles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding endnotes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about footnotes

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing footnotes, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Footnote? - Examples & Styles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of footnotes
  • Differentiate between styles of footnote formatting
  • Learn why writers should limit their use of footnotes