5 relying too much on other peoples materials while a

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5. Relying too much on other people’s materials – while a rule of thumb is two or more references per paragraph, too many quotes (especially long quotes) or references mean that your voice is lost. How to Avoid Plagiarism The simplest way to avoid plagiarism is to adopt the habit of always telling your reader where your ideas and information come from. In academic texts, we do this by citing or referencing the sources we borrow from. Many students find referencing challenging at first. It can be confusing as different types of sources, journals, textbooks or online resources require slightly different information in the citation. Here are some guidelines: Business School How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism
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