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Patrick’s essay: sources

How to use and correctly refer to information sources within an essay to support your ideas, claims and generalisations, including in-text citations.

Acknowledging your sources is an essential aspect of academic writing. In this video, follow Jonathan as he examines the three sources of information Patrick refers to within his essay to support his ideas, claims and generalisations.

You can view the extracts from Patrick’s essay which are included in the video in this PDF document.

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