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I Hate Referencing!


pickle
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Hi everyone - am hoping for some of your expert advice.

 

I'm halfway through the first year of a degree in Early Childhood studies ( feels like longer!)

and feel that referencing is the bane of my life.

 

I read Clare's recent post with interest and I too have become more organised with this. I have a file with headings, under which I put my references, details of author and all other info.

 

This is a great help but I still seem to manage to make annoying mistakes on references within my assignments.

 

As I'm distance learning it often takes a little while for my tutor to get back to me and so I wondered if anyone had any miracle ideas to allow it to all sink in??

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As I'm distance learning it often takes a little while for my tutor to get back to me and so I wondered if anyone had any miracle ideas to allow it to all sink in??

I just cut and paste from an assignment where I know the harvard reference is correct - and then fill in the correct details for whichever book I want to add. That way I can be sure its all in the right order!

 

Maz

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the harvard referencing system is what many universities use to ensure all students reference in the same way.

my uni is really good, we have all been issued with a guide which tells us how to reference everything from books, to websites, to magazines. Im in my third year now - it does get easier, trust me. If you need any help, just ask!

 

lucie x

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Yes its a pain and it took me ages to do it without thinking about it - I always create my bibliography, webligrophy and referencing page as I start my assignemnt - even if you cannot be bothered to reference it straight away - make sure you write the author/page straight away in the text - at least you can go back to it and write it correctly. I have had to take some bits out cos I couldn't remember where I got it from. I also write in all my books etc that I have first used and keep a crib list by my side too - found it easier to slot in when I am writing. I actually have trained myself now - it may not be quite right to start off in the main body but at least I know where I got it from and can go back to it when it is all coming together - good luck

Nikki

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  • 1 year later...

Try www.Neilstoolbox.com A free harvard-style reference generator tool. Just pop in the author, title, etc and out pops your Harvard-style reference ready to include in your essay

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Try www.Neilstoolbox.com A free harvard-style reference generator tool. Just pop in the author, title, etc and out pops your Harvard-style reference ready to include in your essay

 

 

Wow I wish I'd known that one when I was doing my FDEY!

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