Appendix D DocumentationAcknowledging the Sources of Your Research


The idea is simple: when you borrow the words or ideas of others, your readers or listeners must know where they came from and who wrote them. In practice, it’s not so easy. Who among us has had a truly original idea today? A few, perhaps, but not many. Most of what we know is derived from what we have read and heard from others. The more innovative among us might modify or adapt ideas that others have thought and put them to work in a new context, but few of us take the time to properly credit our sources.

Your Business Communication instructors look at this a bit differently. If you use the words, ideas, or intellectual property of another, your instructors will ...

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