Correct referencing is at the heart of all academic writing. It acknowledges your sources, gives your reader a chance to follow the same research journey, and situates your academic writing in a matrix of previous academic studies. Understanding the purpose of referencing, as well as the practicalities of formatting citations, can help you to get it right, and to make your references work effectively to enhance your discussion.
This day school aims to build your understanding of academic referencing and how it can work for you. It will include opportunities for guided practice in correct referencing and avoiding unintentional plagiarism.
Topics will include:
- Finding bibliographic details
- Formatting for your referencing style
- Using citations in your writing
- Compiling a bibliography
- Avoiding unintentional plagiarism.