I forgot italics in one of my references

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Will I lose marks?
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maybe drop of around 10% in your mark.Sometimes people think they think as plagiarism since the source is fully cited (just in the wrong way for that assignment
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damn it
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I'm alloying to university this year so excuse my ignorance but why would you lose marks for not referencing in italics? What's the significance of italics in University referencing?
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Will I lose marks?
Tbh, I doubt you would get penalised for one instance of this. If everything else is consistent, it might not even be noticed.
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Tbh, I doubt you would get penalised for one instance of this. If everything else is consistent, it might not even be noticed.
Just realised, they asked for Word and I submitted it in PDF...
I got full stops in my bibliography in random places as well
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Just realised, they asked for Word and I submitted it in PDF...
I got full stops in my bibliography in random places as well
Depending on the emphasis on formatting in the marking rubric, you may not gain a few marks for the mistakes.
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I’ve been at university for longer than most people and I didn’t even realise italics within references was necessary…
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Will I lose marks?
Unlikely, if it’s really minor they will be waived most times.

I once didn’t follow the essay format of double spacing and whatnot, and didn’t get penalised at all. I’ve seen some first class essays with wrong punctuation and they still get good marks. A minor problem in your citations wouldn’t cause a major issue unless you were supposed to do OSCOLA style of referencing and instead did the Harvard style.
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I’ve been at university for longer than most people and I didn’t even realise italics within references was necessary…
It’s for book titles most times, but this shows that most people aren’t penalise for it ya’ know.
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maybe drop of around 10% in your mark.Sometimes people think they think as plagiarism since the source is fully cited (just in the wrong way for that assignment
I'm sorry but this is just incorrect in the vast majority of cases. I have never seen this happen in 12 years at various institutions, nor have I ever penalised a student for a single instance of it. A drop of a whole grade boundary could not possibly be defended.
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It depends on your university and what reference style you’re using.

Was it a quote or a footnote you had forgot to italicise? Personally my university didn’t like using italics unless it was for a book title, and I’d almost never italicise in the text itself.

I remember my dissertation tutor telling me once that consistency and accuracy are the main things when referencing. Everyone makes mistakes, especially if you’re doing a large piece of work with sometimes 40-50 or even 100+ (if your thesis) sources. I highly doubt you’d be penalised much if at all simply for not italicising a reference.
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maybe drop of around 10% in your mark.Sometimes people think they think as plagiarism since the source is fully cited (just in the wrong way for that assignment
Erm, why would he lose 10% for forgetting to italicise a reference? OP I wouldn't worry about it, you'll probably just get a throwaway comment made about it.
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