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Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsWhat? Good grade, or bad grade? Pretty bad, but I spent so long on this. What did your lecturer say? Well, I lost marks for referencing. But look, I clearly referenced. Yeah, you have a reference list, but where are you in-text citations? My what? It was in the guide. Our first lecture, remember? No. See, this bit here's really good, but is it your idea? Well, our lecturer said to use other people's ideas, so I found some stuff online, copied it in. But I did reference it at the end, though. Look. Yeah, but for all she knows, you just copied and pasted it from the internet. See, she's written here, seen this before-- reference?

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsYou have to be really careful, because otherwise you can be accused of plagiarism. You have to feel a bit sorry for Bo. He had great intentions and worked hard, but lost marks because he lacked key knowledge and skills related to referencing. Writing is important in the academic environment. It's one of the primary ways that you, as a student, will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of what you've been asked to learn, and your ability to analyse and think critically about the work of others, and perhaps to build on their knowledge and ideas. In the course of doing so, you will need to be able to quote, paraphrase, and summarise other people's work, and to cite and reference that work properly.

Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsThe goal of this week is to help you understand the differences between all of those skills, and to teach you how to do them expertly. Let's get started. I'm so stressed. It's hard enough to know what to write, and now on top of that I have to worry about referencing, as well. It's not that bad. I can help you with the basics of paraphrasing and quoting, if you like. Really? Yeah, but just not right now. I've got a student meeting and swimming. OK. So should I-- I'll text you. OK.

Welcome to week 3

In your academic work at university, you will often explore a topic and build your own knowledge based on the ideas, information and inspiration provided by experts and researchers in a related field. It’s important that you use and acknowledge these ideas appropriately.

Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising are three main ways of integrating others’ ideas in your own academic work.

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