Striking a balance

When writing an essay, it is important to strike a balance between quoting and summarising another person's work, and using your own ideas and experiences.

Use the slider on the see saw below to view the consequences of the two extremes; what happens when you do not back up any of your ideas with any authoritative sources, and what happens when you use other people's ideas too much.

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