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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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When referencing your sources, how much is enough?

Last week our On©ite Reporter was contacted by a distraught student who had been accused of plagiarism for failing to include a reference list in her coursework assignment. The student, who declined to give her name, said that she was not aware that she needed to have a reference list. She had diligently referenced her sources with in-text references ...

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Doctor ©ite

Dear Doctor ©ite,
I don't seem to have all the details I need for some of the references for my assignment. What do I do now?


Missing-in-Action from Missouri

Dear Missing-in-Action,
Using the bits that you do have (author's name, title, ...

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Quiz
Q: Can you use sentences from a text book, without acknowledgement, in a slide presentation you're showing in class?
A. No, the presentation should be based on your work only.
B. Yes, you don't need to acknowledge your sources for slide presentations.
C. No, you must acknowledge your sources even for slide presentations.
D. Yes, once the information is published it doesn't need to be acknowledged.