I have been marking quite a large number of TMAs for L185 (EAP Online)
and LB170 (Communication Skills for Business and Management) and notice
that many students only reference when they quote something from a
source. I suppose this is a common misconception that references are
only needed when the exact words are used. Perhaps this is compounded
by the way that sometimes students are asked to write from a limited
number of sources that they know I, as the marker, has read. They also
have to use a great deal of material from these sources and it can
perhaps seem unclear where the reference would go - at the end of each
sentence, at the end of a paragraph, at the end of several paragraphs?
Considering how to be more effective in raising awareness will be an
important aspect of teaching on these courses next year.