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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 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.