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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've just started university and I don't understand why I have to put references in my assignments. What's the point of it?


Newbie from Newcastle

Dear Newbie,
There are many reasons why you need to reference in ...

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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.