Topic 5 Citing references
When you are writing an assignment, you will often find that you need to refer to the work of other people in order to support your ideas and illustrate the arguments you are putting forward.
Acknowledging the work of others in your writing is all part of the process of communicating your own work to other people interested in what you have written. This process of acknowledgement is known as ‘citing’.
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