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All my own work: exploring academic integrity
All my own work: exploring academic integrity

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6 Asking for help

Writing in a formal, academic style rarely comes naturally. Like other skills, learning to write in your own words and developing your own academic voice takes time and practice. Think back to a skill you already have – whether karate, baking or playing an instrument – you are likely to have needed help on your journey from being a beginner to being proficient.

Use the following interactive figure to explore potential sources of help for writing in your own words.

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Figure 4 Potential sources of help
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