How can I use other people's ideas without “cheating”?
In order to use other people's ideas without cheating you must acknowledge that the ideas you are using are not your own. You do this through the proper referencing of quotations, paraphrases, ideas, theories, charts, data, images and other information. As a general principle you must always indicate when you are using the work of others through proper referencing techniques. The only times you do not need to reference are when you are discussing your original research, your original ideas or when you are discussing that which is common knowledge. When in doubt ask your instructor.Return to tutorial