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    Guys,

    Im taking edexcel igcse english lang and lit. in literature we had a controlled assessment right. and in this we were told the usual, make sure it's your own work. so i asked my teacher i found a really good point on one of the poems on yahoo answers and asked if i could use it provided i changed it into my own words. he said i could not do that, and instead i should write, "as one critic mentions ..." and explain why i think thats a good point.

    now heres where i am worried; i didn't add where i got it from at the bottom, as my teacher assured me it was fine to just have "As a critic mentions..." he even checked them twice before sending them off, and i got an A* prediction in mine, so i assumed all was well. but I've been reading around and if you don't put where you got certain things from you may get disqualified. what the hell, i don't want that to happen to me. i literally used 3 sentences and said "critic" so it is obvious i am not using my work here, my teacher said its good as it shows you've done extra research but he never told me to put where i got it from, and even checking it he didn't mention anything so i assumed all was well, but I'm having a breakdown right now. i can't fail this

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    (Original post by thanksman1234)
    Guys,

    Im taking edexcel igcse english lang and lit. in literature we had a controlled assessment right. and in this we were told the usual, make sure it's your own work. so i asked my teacher i found a really good point on one of the poems on yahoo answers and asked if i could use it provided i changed it into my own words. he said i could not do that, and instead i should write, "as one critic mentions ..." and explain why i think thats a good point.

    now heres where i am worried; i didn't add where i got it from at the bottom, as my teacher assured me it was fine to just have "As a critic mentions..." he even checked them twice before sending them off, and i got an A* prediction in mine, so i assumed all was well. but I've been reading around and if you don't put where you got certain things from you may get disqualified. what the hell, i don't want that to happen to me. i literally used 3 sentences and said "critic" so it is obvious i am not using my work here, my teacher said its good as it shows you've done extra research but he never told me to put where i got it from, and even checking it he didn't mention anything so i assumed all was well, but I'm having a breakdown right now. i can't fail this

    please help

    Don't worry! If your teacher says it's fine then it must be fine. If you can, maybe mention it to them the next time you see them? But honestly I wouldn't worry about it. If it was a problem, I'm sure your teacher would have said something when mentioning it - it's not like they would risk getting any of their students disqualified.
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    (Original post by thanksman1234)
    Guys,

    Im taking edexcel igcse english lang and lit. in literature we had a controlled assessment right. and in this we were told the usual, make sure it's your own work. so i asked my teacher i found a really good point on one of the poems on yahoo answers and asked if i could use it provided i changed it into my own words. he said i could not do that, and instead i should write, "as one critic mentions ..." and explain why i think thats a good point.

    now heres where i am worried; i didn't add where i got it from at the bottom, as my teacher assured me it was fine to just have "As a critic mentions..." he even checked them twice before sending them off, and i got an A* prediction in mine, so i assumed all was well. but I've been reading around and if you don't put where you got certain things from you may get disqualified. what the hell, i don't want that to happen to me. i literally used 3 sentences and said "critic" so it is obvious i am not using my work here, my teacher said its good as it shows you've done extra research but he never told me to put where i got it from, and even checking it he didn't mention anything so i assumed all was well, but I'm having a breakdown right now. i can't fail this

    please help
    I'm pretty sure that in most cases you simply cite a critic and don't have to refer to it later in a bibliography, though I think it would have been better had you included the name of the writer. That said, you should be fine, however, ALL other research should have been in a bibliography with numbers above key points e.g. when talking about where you found context the play/book was in etc. However, even the latter isn't to necessary,
 
 
 
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