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Citing and referencing quiz

This activity will test your knowledge of correct referencing. The three examples of student essays all make use of the original text below. You need to decide which referencing features (e.g. citation, intented paragraphs, quotation marks, reference) the students should use in order to have referenced properly. The sections of the student's essay that are the same as the source are highlighted in grey.

A sample of Beethoven, when played to laboratory mice for 15 minutes, had a calming effect. The mice exhibited lower blood pressure and resting heart rate than normal. Meanwhile, a group of mice exposed to music by the pop group Prodigy became highly agitated and exhibited higher blood pressure.

From: Hedgecoe, T. (2007) 'The Effect of Popular and Classical Music on Small Mammals', Journal of Music Studies, 6 (3), pp. 37-48.

Student essay examples

Hedgecoe studied the effect of loud music on animals, and found that different kinds of music gave different responses. A sample of Beethoven, when played to laboratory mice for 15 minutes, had a calming effect. The mice exhibited lower blood pressure and resting heart rate than normal. Meanwhile, a group of mice exposed to music by the pop group Prodigy became highly agitated and exhibited higher blood pressure.

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Hedgecoe studied the effect of loud music on animals. He found that while Beethoven had a calming effect on the mice, giving them a lower blood pressure and resting heart rate, mice listening to the band Prodigy became highly agitated and exhibited higher blood pressure.

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A study into the effect of music on a sample of mice found that classical music was relaxing, while pop music had the reverse effect. This suggests that animals may have the ability to differentiate between different kinds of music.

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