Acknowledging influences is a practice shared across cultures.
Academic culture fosters respect for the
intellectual contributions of others through referencing.
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 ...
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
Using the bits that you do have (author's name, title, ...