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Using Wikipedia for assignments? Expect a zero grade in Oman


Google Scholar Tip: Easily Generate Various Citations Formats. Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Coco. Coco is a 2017 film animated film by Pixar Studios that achieved both critical and commercial success.

Plagiarism in Pop Culture: Coco

It won two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, and became the 15th highest-grossing animated film of all time. Inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, which are ongoing as this is post is published, the film tapped into themes of family, culture and destiny to tell a story that connected with audiences around the globe. However, the film had one theme that wasn’t widely reported: Plagiarism. As it turns out, much of the story of Coco centers around a multi-generational plagiarism story that not only began the plot of the film but led to its conclusions. Is Wikipedia a Trustworthy Academic Resource? Scientists Think So. It might seem like common sense to exclude Wikipedia from the list of great science resources, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would like you to reconsider that notion.

Is Wikipedia a Trustworthy Academic Resource? Scientists Think So

A team of researchers from MIT and the University of Pittsburgh asked chemistry graduate students to flex their writing skills and create new Wikipedia articles on scientific topics that were missing from the site, eCampus News reports. The new scientific Wikipedia articles received thousands of views per month, including many from researchers writing scientific literature. eCampus News reports that the researchers found Wikipedia to be influencing one word in every 300 in typical scientific articles. Plagiarism Check for Google Classroom with Unicheck. Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide. Academia has lots and lots and lots of systems in place for assuring that credit is always given where credit is due.

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

If you're writing a paper, there are particular ways to cite internet sources-- even tweets and Facebook posts. But what about on the internet? Two Good Web Tools to Easily Generate Citations in Different Formats. To tackle student cheating, we need to reimagine university assessment. Ghost-writing academic work is nothing new but until relatively recently it was out of reach of most students.

To tackle student cheating, we need to reimagine university assessment

Now essay mills have started rolling on an industrial scale. Their sophisticated websites offer production of a whole range of assignments up to and including dissertations and theses. If required, a typical undergraduate essay, on pretty much any topic, can be turned around in less than 24 hours. They have become so normalised that last month, a BBC investigation uncovered YouTube stars being paid to promote an academic cheating website based in the Ukraine, in videos with more than 700m views. Home - A Very Good Web Annotating Tool for Research Students and Teachers.

March 16, 2017 Lumio is an excellent tool to use for bookmarking, curating, and clipping web content.

A Very Good Web Annotating Tool for Research Students and Teachers

Students can use it to highlight interesting content in a webpage, add notes to it and save it for a later access. Highlights are recorded together with source information so students can easily check back and cite source pages. Additionally, Lumio provides users with internal search functionality that allows them to quickly search through and locate saved content. Users can organize their highlights into collections and rearrange them the way they want. However, you do need to sign up to Lumio to be able to benefit from all of its features including storing data on the cloud and accessing it from different devices. Why reference? You probably know that it is important to use referencing in your writing at university, but why is it so important?

Why reference?

Using the right sources in your work provides you with the supporting evidence you need in your assignment. Referencing is the acknowledgement of the sources that you use in your work. You must reference all sources that you use in your assignment, including words and ideas, facts, images, videos, audio, websites, statistics, diagrams and data. Good referencing: Shows what you have readYour references demonstrate the depth and the breadth of your reading.

Some referencing styles use footnotes (e.g. When reading and taking notes, always write down the full details of the source (author/s, title, page number and other publication details). Australian university referencing requirements may be different from those at your previous school, college or university. There can be variations even within one referencing style. Different units may use different styles. Avoiding Plagiarism - MMW 121: Exploring the Pre-Modern World - LibGuides at University of California San Diego. Integrating Quotations into Sentences. You should never have a quotation standing alone as a complete sentence, or, worse yet, as an incomplete sentence, in your writing.

Integrating Quotations into Sentences

IVCC's Style Book explains this concept well with a good analogy that describes quotations as helium balloons. We all know what happens when you let go of a helium balloon: it flies away. Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more. NoodleTools : MLA / APA / Chicago Bibliography Composer, Notecards, Outlining.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing. It's Here: A new look for the Purdue OWL!

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

The new version of the Purdue OWL is available at Worry not! Our navigation menu and content will remain largely the same. In 11 days, we will be discontinuing and you will be automatically redirected to the new site. Summary: Citations and Citing Your Work - New Common Craft Video. Basics of APA Style Tutorial. APA Style. APA Checklist. Home - APA Citation Style - Research Guides at Thompson Rivers University Library. Citing Online Sources in APA37819. APA in a Nutshell 2017. APA Sample Paper. 8 Great Citation Generators for Academics and Student Researchers. 2 Good Citation Generation Tools for Students.