I didn't purposely look for it though, it just came up in a google search.
I probably won't though cause I don't want to be seen as 'sucking up' or whatever, lol.
Anyway would you do it?
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Quoting your lecturer's work in an essay, that they're marking... watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-03-2011 19:10
- 17-03-2011 19:21
If it is pertinent to your argument, then there's absolutely no reason not to. Just do it in an objective way: 'In an article on Y, X observes that 'blah blah blah.' It won't look like sucking up, it'll look like research
- 17-03-2011 19:26
I do it all the time. Mainly because a lecturer's research is very close to the content of the module they're teaching on, and so it's generally very useful.
Don't overdo it, though. If you cite them all the way through, they'll probably just think you're brown nosing.
- 17-03-2011 19:28
I wouldn't do it, it's too transparent.
I could, however, bring something up in my essay which I knew (from reading his work) he would agree with. But only if it's relevant to my essay of course.
- 17-03-2011 19:31
It's a good idea.Be sure not to attribute it to them for +1
- 17-03-2011 19:36
I would, but only if I'd just happened to come across their work while I was researching, and it was particularly helpful or relevent. I wouldn't specifically seek out their work. And even if I did find it useful, I would only quote it once or twice, with other quotations as well. Any more than that looks like overkill.
- 17-03-2011 19:38
Of course I did. They're the expert on the subject, after all.