Every student always asking about why citing is important? When the student meets his/her supervisor, they always said that citation is very important and please get a good citation and reference for your thesis.
It’s very important to cite any source you took in your research for several reasons. I will share why citing is important to your attention.
- When you cite any idea or information from other sources, you are responsible to give credit or acknowledgement to other researchers as known as owners of that source.
- To avoid the plagiarism. Please do not “steal” the other ideas those owned by someone else. Please respect them.
- To show everybody that you have done a good research by listing all sources and references.
- To help your supervisor and reader to track down the sources. So, they also can read and verify whatever you cite in your research.
- To show your reader you follows a standard of citation styles. Now, you have done a good job because you follow the standard of your university too.
- To be a good student to your supervisor and university.
To be continued…..
MOHD IKHWAN ISMAIL
Hamzah Sendut Library
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Tel: 6317@ 04-6536317