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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'm desperate, I have to hand in my assignment in two hours and I can't figure out how to do this last reference. What do you do if the source is anonymous?

Desperate from Dewmont

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

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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.