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English: skills for learning
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7 Referencing

Referencing is a way to acknowledge the authors of the ideas and words you use in your own writing. Therefore you need to include a reference every time you:

  • summarise other people’s ideas, theories or works
  • paraphrase their work
  • quote their words.

In this section you will learn why referencing is important and how it is done.