When you write your assignments or dissertation, you are expected to refer to the work of other authors. Each time you do so, it is necessary to identify their work by making reference to it – both in the text of your assignment (called ‘citation’) and in a list at the end of your assignment (called a ‘Reference List’). This practice of acknowledging authors is known as ‘referencing’. In this way, you avoid plagiarism.
Essentially, the simplified instructions are:
You do not need to cite and reference:
Using the Correct Referencing Style
The Glion Online program uses the American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing style. Here is the general rule to follow – The Big Three:
The APA Referencing Style has a specific formula for getting all the details of the referencing listing right. You must investigate the details yourself, so that you avoid the risk of being downgraded for not following the correct referencing style.
You will be receiving the APA Referencing Style Pocket Guide at the start of your M900 course, but here are some links to explain the APA Style further: