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Acknowledging influences is a practice shared across cultures.
Academic culture fosters respect for the
intellectual contributions of others through referencing.

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Too close for comfort – collaboration or cheating?

How close is too close? was the question posed by our On©ite Reporter, following a recent high profile disciplinary case at the University. Students are often encouraged, or required, to work together for coursework assignments but the point at which 'collaboration' becomes 'cheating' is often poorly understood by students. Obviously, the submission of identical assignments is not acceptable but ...

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Doctor ©ite

Dear Doctor ©ite,
What does "ibid" mean? I've come across this abbreviation several times and can't figure it out. Any clues?

Clueless from Copton Down

Dear Clueless,
"ibid" or occasionally "ib" is an abbreviation for the Latin ...

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Q: You would paraphrase someone's ideas rather than quoting directly because:
A. it shows you have spent a lot of time researching.
B. it shows you have excellent English language skills.
C. it allows better integration of the ideas with the points you are making.
D. all of the above.