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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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On©ite Reporter

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,
I've mentioned a couple of things in my essay that came from my course notes. How do I reference this information?


Beryl

Dear Beryl,
This of course will depend on the referencing style that ...

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Quiz
Q: You wouldn't include a reference in your writing if the information referred to was:
A. common knowledge.
B. a government document.
C. information from the Web.
D. a book that was out of copyright.