One of the chief transversal competences to be acquired in any research-oriented Master’s degree is the development of the skills to produce research work complying with basic research standards, so it is important that you take into account the following recommendations.
When writing a paper or doing an exam in any of the three areas of the master's degree, it is often necessary to discuss and acknowledge other researchers’ work. Accordingly, when writing a paper or doing an exam one must always make it clear which ideas are contributed by the author of the paper/exam and which belong to other authors. The latter is done by means of an in-text reference as shown in Figure 1.
Alternatively, if one wishes to reproduce the cited author’s own words, this can be done by means of a textual quotation. This quotation must be properly referenced (bibliographic details and page). Figure 2 shows an example.