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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 understand that referencing my sources is very important but I'm not sure why there are different styles. What's the difference between APA and MLA?


Unsure from Upton

Dear Unsure,
There isn't really a quick answer to that question. I ...

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Quiz
Q: If you've forgotten to attribute a graph to its source in an assignment you've handed in, should you:
A. Contact your lecturer to explain the omission and provide the outstanding information.
B. Resubmit your assignment with the amendment made and hope the marker reads the corrected version.
C. Wait and see if the marker notices your mistake.
D. Make up a cover story to tell the marker ... "I must have printed an old draft by accident".