Top tips for referencing
Whether you quote the words of the original source, or use your own words, in all cases you need to give a reference to where the idea or information came from.
Paraphrase your sources where possible to show you understand them well enough to write about in your own words and help you avoid plagiarism
- Be systematic in notes and drafts about where the ideas have come from to avoid plagiarism and to make reference checking in the final draft easy
- Learn the art of referencing early or even cite while you write (don’t leave it until the last minute!)