Student or Learner
First time and hi to everyone. I've been working on my college literature review for my software project. There is one thing I find it very confusing. My professor kept saying we need to paraphrase every single sentence we copied using harvard referencing style. Does that mean I need to cite every single sentence in the literature review ? What if i need to write something which I couldn't find any source? Say for example, According to [this author, this year] this problem is blur blur blur. So, it is very critical that we need to take a precaution in order to prevent this from blur blur blur. The bold sentence hasn't taken from any source. Am I allowed to include those sort of sentences in the literature review ? I mean there are sometimes I wanna write something in the review based on my experience. I mean writing like "everybody eat something in order to survive", "patients see doctors to have their medical problems checked" would need to find a source too ? Please that's really confusing and bothering me for quite a bit of time and will be looking forward to any sort of inputs. Thanks all in advance.
Last edited by harrylynn; 05-Dec-2009 at 16:42.
The only condition under which you'd have to cite every sentence is if you've copied every sentence (or paraphrased it) from somewhere else.