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"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats." Howard Aiken (1900 - 1973)
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What is referencing?Well, put simply referencing is acknowledging the source of information or ideas you have employed in your writing.
What requires referencing?
- Somebody else's words or ideas from a magazine, book, newspaper, song, TV program, movie, Web page, computer program, letter, advertisement, or any other medium.
- Information gained through interviewing another person.
- Exact words or a "unique phrase" from somewhere.
- Diagrams, illustrations, charts, and pictures.
- Ideas that others have given you in conversations or over email.
What is plagiarism?
- The use of other people's ideas and writing without acknowledgement.
- Plagiarism involves taking another person's ideas, words or inventions and presenting them as your own.
- Rewording another person's work, without acknowledging its source, is also plagiarism.