How do you mention a source in an essay?
If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and page number for the reference (preceded by “p.”). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.
How many marks do you lose for bad referencing?
Using sources that are unreliable (or biased, without recognising as much) Failing to check spelling, grammar and referencing, losing out on valuable presentation marks (as much as 5% of the overall marks available)
What happens if you don’t reference properly?
Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s work as if it were your own. This can even happen accidentally if you have not referenced your work properly. If you have used a quote or idea from another source without referencing, it could look like you are trying to pretend you came up with the work yourself.
What happens if you reference wrong?
If one simply uses the wrong citation style, an instructor may lower the grade, but wouldn’t consider it as plagiarism since the source is fully cited (just in the wrong way for that assignment). However, in situations where the citation is neither correct nor complete, it can definitely still be considered plagiarism.