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I’ve got my first uni essay due on Friday and it’s going okay, there’s just a few things I’m unsure about because I’ve not been told much.
I’ve referenced a few books/articles in my essay that aren’t on the reading list (but they’re quotes I’m familiar with), will this matter? It’s been quite difficult to cite quotes from the reading list because our lecturer told us we didn’t need to do the readings but now we have a different lecturer and he said we should have been doing, however it’s a bit late for that now.
If it matters I’ll of course go back through my references and figure something out but I just wanted to know before I submit it.
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(Original post by pancakie)
I’ve got my first uni essay due on Friday and it’s going okay, there’s just a few things I’m unsure about because I’ve not been told much.
I’ve referenced a few books/articles in my essay that aren’t on the reading list (but they’re quotes I’m familiar with), will this matter? It’s been quite difficult to cite quotes from the reading list because our lecturer told us we didn’t need to do the readings but now we have a different lecturer and he said we should have been doing, however it’s a bit late for that now.
If it matters I’ll of course go back through my references and figure something out but I just wanted to know before I submit it.
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I don't think it will matter, usually they encourage you to do further research and find your own info sources so its probably better you looked for new stuff as well. Hope your essay goes well
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Going beyond the prescribed reading is usually a good thing, at least assuming what you're referencing is relevant to the essay question at hand and your particular argument in question.
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(Original post by pancakie)
I’ve got my first uni essay due on Friday and it’s going okay, there’s just a few things I’m unsure about because I’ve not been told much.
I’ve referenced a few books/articles in my essay that aren’t on the reading list (but they’re quotes I’m familiar with), will this matter? It’s been quite difficult to cite quotes from the reading list because our lecturer told us we didn’t need to do the readings but now we have a different lecturer and he said we should have been doing, however it’s a bit late for that now.
If it matters I’ll of course go back through my references and figure something out but I just wanted to know before I submit it.
Thanks
I would say wider reading & citations outside of the reading list would be expected.

I dont know how demanding the list is and how much it covers, but I would expect you'll want to go do your own research & cite many things that wont be given to you via lectures, reading list, or other material throughout your degree.

Without the coursework brief, Its hard to say what the expectation is but I would think this will not only be ok, but expected to read outside the listed material.
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Thanks for all your responses really helpful!
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