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Academic Integrity Tutorial for International Students by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University

Knowledge Check 1: Common Knowledge

Knowledge Check 1: Common Knowledge

Imagine you are an Electrical Engineering student writing a paper on electric motor power distribution. Based off the explanation of common knowledge in the previous slide, which statements below would NOT be considered common knowledge and would have to be cited? Click on the sentence below that you think needs a citation.

Beaty, H.W. (Ed.). (2013). Standard handbook for electrical engineers. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Incorrect, this sentence would not need a citation, as this information would be common knowledge to a general audience.

Correct, this sentence requires a citation, as this sentence refers to a specific statistic that is not common information.

Correct, this sentence requires citation as it mentions the work of other researchers and is not common information.

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