Using the right sources in your work provides you with the supporting evidence you need in your assignment. Referencing is the acknowledgement of the sources that you use in your work.
You must reference all sources that you use in your assignment, including words and ideas, facts, images, videos, audio, websites, statistics, diagrams and data.
Your references demonstrate the depth and the breadth of your reading.
Researchers rely on referencing to locate sources.
An academic paper is a carefully constructed argument in the sense that you take a position on an issue and support it with evidence gathered from the sources you have read, to try to convince your readers.
Proper referencing ensures that you have acknowledged your sources and that you have done your best to avoid plagiarism
Deakin University. (2015, July 13). Deakin guide to referencing. Retrieved from www.deakin.edu.au/referencing. Used with Permission.
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When referencing your assignments, always refer to the Guide relevant to your course.
This is the standard against which you're marked.
Harrison, R. (2006). Academic skills: Reading, writing and study skills. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
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