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  • 1. Referencing your sources Always give credit to the original…
  • 2. The situation
    • For your assignment, let’s say you need to solve a problem.
    • Before you can solve it, you need to do some research.
    • You find 3 good sources:
      • 2 are books
      • 1 is a Web site
  • 3. The correct process
    • You need to include information about your resources in your assignment.
    • This is called “referencing”.
    • This gives proper credit to the people who wrote the sources in the first place.
    • If you don’t do this, you will have plagiarised.
  • 4. Your assignment
    • Your assignment should look something like the outline at left.
    • Your quotes from the 3 sources should be indented , as shown.
    • There should be a reference list at the end, as shown.
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 5. Your text Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 6. Your text
    • Most of the assignment should be your own words.
    • The quotes should be less than 20% of the total words.
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 7. Quotes Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 8. Quotes – quotation marks
    • Each quote should be surrounded by quotation marks, “ ”.
    • You can also paraphrase or summarise what the author said. You still need to say where it came from.
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 9. Quotes – include author
    • At the end of the quote (in the assignment body), indicate the surname of the author , date and page , in brackets.
    • Example:
    • “ The rain in Spain falls mostly in winter.”
    • (Anderson, 1974, p.60)
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2. Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday
  • 10. Reference List Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2.
  • 11. Reference List - contents
    • The Reference List contains all the sources mentioned in your assignment, arranged in author’s surname order.
    • Only include books or sites that you’ve actually used in your assignment.
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2.
  • 12. Reference List - example
    • The sources in the Reference List should include:
    • Name of author
    • Year of publication
    • Title of article (or book)
    • Publisher
    • See the 2 examples at left.
    Title Your text Your text Your text Your text Your conclusion Reference List Anderson, B. (1974). The Rain in Spain , Penguin Zeta-Jones, C. (2009). Acting 101, Doubleday “ Quote” “ Quote” “ Quote” 1. 2.
  • 13. Reference List – Web
    • For Web sources you need to include in the Reference List:
    • Author
    • Date of article
    • Title of article
    • Date retrieved
    • URL address of article.
    Example of online reference: Kesper, A., (2011), Japan Earthquake: before and after , retrieved 3 Apr 2011, from http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm
  • 14. Summary
    • You should read extensively before writing your assignment.
    • You can quote (or paraphrase or summarise) from other sources, but you must indicate where it came from.
    • You need to mention the source both in the body of your assignment and in the reference list .