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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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Lending your essay – friendship or deception?

Recently it was discovered that two students enrolled in STU101 had submitted alarmingly similar essays. The students involved have declined to comment, but inside sources claim that one of the students had lent their assignment to the other, as they were behind in their study; the 'lender' was apparently completely unaware that the 'borrower' had blatantly copied their work ...

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Doctor ©ite

Dear Doctor ©ite,
I've just started university and I don't understand why I have to put references in my assignments. What's the point of it?


Newbie from Newcastle

Dear Newbie,
There are many reasons why you need to reference in ...

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Quiz
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.