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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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Words, data, computer code, pictures – what do they all have in common?

A recent survey has indicated that many students are not aware that words, data, computer code, and images, such as graphs and photographs, all need acknowledgement. Most students in the survey were fully aware that they must acknowledge the sources they have used in their academic work, but surprisingly many students believed that this was only relevant for written ...

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Doctor ©ite

Dear Doctor ©ite,
I have to write an essay about environmental hazards. Can I just use stuff off the internet or will I have to go to the library?


Hazardous from Hayfield

Dear Hazardous,
The internet is a wonderful resource but it does have ...

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Quiz
Q: You include references in your writing to:
A. make your essays seem more academic and scholarly.
B. increase your word count.
C. attribute your work to someone else.
D. acknowledge the contribution of others in your writing.