Referencing is a system of rules and principles that is used to acknowledge the contributions of other authors that have directly influenced your work. At South Metropolitan TAFE, the referencing system we use is called the APA Style.
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Referencing is important, because it allows us to use the work of others to add weight and significance to our arguments, proposals and conclusions without "stealing" their words and ideas.
Referencing offers many benefits, including:
To create references in your written work, there are 3 main steps to follow: