The importance of academic referencing.

At higher level of studies, students are expected to read and understand other writers’ ideas.  Therefore, by making a reference in their work or dissertation shows that the idea has been understood.  Additionally, books, journals read or looked at online are also meant to be referenced. This proves that an in-depth research has been made; making your work look scholarly.

Furthermore, by referencing, students avoid plagiarism which is an academic offence. Consequently, poor or lack of referencing leads to loss of marks. However, a clearly referenced work shows a well-researched topic. Referencing is a positive tool, makes work look professional and improves grades.
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