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Activity 6 - Write and cite for academic success - Answers

Part A

Why is it important to reference your sources of information?

  1. So you can find it again
  2. So other people can find the source when checking your references
  3. So your lecturer can confirm where you found the information
  4. To give credit to the original author of the information
  5. All of the above

The correct answer is All of the above.  An accurate reference is essential for research and your assignments.

Part B

What kind of source is this?

Gore, V (2013) 'The Importance of Cross-Cultural Communication', IUP Journal Of Soft Skills, 7 (1) pp. 59-65.

This is a journal article.  It has an author, a year, an article title in quotations, a journal title in italics, and a volume and issue number.

Part C

What kind of source is this?

Thiederman, SB (1991) Bridging cultural barriers for corporate success : how to manage the multicultural work force Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books.

This is a book.  It has an author, a year, a title in italics and a publisher.


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