Our new students are introduced to concepts of good academic practice in the Plagiarism avoidance for new students course. This course concentrates on definitions and avoidance of plagiarism, presented in a non-threatening and non-punitive fashion. It is compulsory for all new students and is available for sharing and re-use.
In 2014 we were given an award by the Academic and Research Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals to develop a new open access course on good academic practice for final year projects to complement our current provision. This is aimed at final year and masters students who have grasped the initial concepts of good academic practice and who need to explore the complexities and mechanics of how and when to reference before undertaking their dissertations. The course is particularly useful for students for whom the dissertation is their first major piece of written work at university, and also for distance learners and collaborative partners who may have less access to face-to-face support.
- Introduction to plagiarism
- Paraphrasing and note-taking
- Referencing a book
- Referencing journal articles
- Referencing other sources (book chapters and web pages) and constructing a reference list
- Introduction to Turnitin.
These lessons are delivered as OERs created in Xerte, available for reuse in Jorum.
Lillis T (2001) Student writing: access, regulation, desire. London: Routledge