If you don’t reference your sources, we might think that you are claiming someone else’s work as your own. This is plagiarism.
Markers need to know:
Make this as clear as you possibly can. The main way to do this is to reference clearly other people’s work. This way your own work will stand out.
Next year's students will also value your references, so they can follow them up when they carry on the work.
* Dr Robin Ford retired in 2007 after a long and distinguished research and teaching career in the field of mechanical engineering. In addition to his numerous awards for excellence in teaching, Robin is a veteran marker of inumerable 4th year engineering theses. We thank Robin for sharing his pearls of wisdom on getting a good mark for the BENG thesis.