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Making minor errors in citation or referencing conventions in an assignment that otherwise shows substantial original work.
Nadia writes an essay for one of her courses. She is diligent about using her own voice throughout the essay, properly paraphrasing and summarizing other researchers’ work. She also cites and references these outside works, including the occasional quotation. However, Nadia forgets to use quotation marks around one sentence copied word-for-word from an outside source. She provides an in-text citation for the copied sentence. Still, Nadia did not include quotation marks around the copied sentence, which may be considered an academic offence.
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