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    Hi!

    I'm asking this question on this forum because I figured this is where the English students post, and I think you guys might know the most about my question?

    I'm doing the EPQ and I'm not sure how to reference my work. So far, I'm using footnotes in the Chicago style. Do I need to reference every single sentence if it's not my idea?

    I have a science based project so I've been researching about different ideas and thoughts, about 25% of the ideas are actually mine. Do i really have to reference all the sentences in my 7,000 words?!

    Thanks for all the help!
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    I've not done anything science based I'm currently doing my history dissertation so I've been using footnotes for that. I've not been footnoting every sentence or statement that I've used. I footnote when whenever I quote a historian or paraphrase something a historian has said. I also footnote any arguments I make that I've taken from a historian I've read while researching.
    I'm not sure how much this helps but I hope you find it useful!
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    (Original post by hatcs001)
    Hi!

    I'm asking this question on this forum because I figured this is where the English students post, and I think you guys might know the most about my question?

    I'm doing the EPQ and I'm not sure how to reference my work. So far, I'm using footnotes in the Chicago style. Do I need to reference every single sentence if it's not my idea?

    I have a science based project so I've been researching about different ideas and thoughts, about 25% of the ideas are actually mine. Do i really have to reference all the sentences in my 7,000 words?!

    Thanks for all the help!
    I think you need to seek some advice from your teachers about how to reference. You don't reference ideas which are commonly accepted as general knowledge, or are so widely known that referencing them would be unnecessary. I appreciate that it is difficult to establish exactly what is 'common knowledge' and what isn't, so this is why I suggest you seek advice. The general rule is that if you're using someone else's work, or words, or ideas and that person can be identified, you need to acknowledge that the work is not yours by referencing it.
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    are you paraphrasing or quoting?
    if you need to quote more than a sentence you should be blockquoting it... At least in Harvard you would (never had to do Chicago tbh)

    if you've got any say in it Harvard is probably the most widely used in UK un
 
 
 
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