Academic Writing and Plagiarism

This book examines plagiarism, the inappropriate relationship between a text and its sources, from a linguistic perspective.

Author: Diane Pecorari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472589200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Plagiarism has long been regarded with concern by the university community as a serious act of wrongdoing threatening core academic values. There has been a perceived increase in plagiarism over recent years, due in part to issues raised by the new media, a diverse student population and the rise in English as a lingua franca. This book examines plagiarism, the inappropriate relationship between a text and its sources, from a linguistic perspective. Diane Pecorari brings recent linguistic research to bear on plagiarism, including processes of first and second language writers; interplay between reading and writing; writer's identity and voice; and the expectations of the academic discourse community. Using empirical data drawn from a large sample of student writing, compared against written sources, Academic Writing and Plagiarism argues that some plagiarism, in this linguistic context, can be regarded as a failure of pedagogy rather than a deliberate attempt to transgress. The book examines the implications of this gap between the institutions' expectations of the students, student performance and institutional awareness, and suggests pedagogic solutions to be implemented at student, tutor and institutional levels. Academic Writing and Plagiarism is a cutting-edge research monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.

Cyberethics Practice in Academic Writing

The main purpose of this study was to investigate the practice of Cyberethics among postgraduate students of selected universities in Malaysia in relation to their academic writing, focusing on plagiarism.

Author: Bukuri Zejno

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:957282393

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 628

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With the emergence of cyber technology used as a learning tool, be it in the form of e-learning or as a means for finding and sharing information, many academic institutions are faced with unethical behaviors and misuse of technology. Plagiarism and academic cheating have been reported to have reached epidemic proportions and often the literature offers opposing opinions regarding the influential factors and strategies to overcome the problem, which can cast even more confusion on this complex issue. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the practice of Cyberethics among postgraduate students of selected universities in Malaysia in relation to their academic writing, focusing on plagiarism. Using Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) seen from an Islamic perspective, this research engages a mix-method inquiry to examine students' attitude towards plagiarism, the factors that influence or predict their plagiarizing behavior, and the strategies that can be used to minimize plagiarism in academic writing. The quantitative phase of the research used a questionnaire survey, which was administered in four selected universities in Malaysia and involved a sample of 400 students while the qualitative phase included open-ended questions and interviews with five postgraduate students from these universities. Using the Convergent Parallel Design, data were collected concurrently, analyzed separately and the findings were compared to reach the final interpretation. Multiple Regression Analysis (MRA) was used to analyze the quantitative data while interpretive thematic analysis was used for the qualitative data. The elements of attitude towards plagiarism, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control comprised in the initial framework were enriched by the emergence of new themes. The findings reveal that religiosity influenced all the other aspects on the issue of plagiarism while educational system, personal attitude and social pressure were among the other factors that contributed towards the plagiarizing behavior. The revised model was provided with the hope that it offers strong implications for educational policy makers, academics as well as students in their quest to minimize plagiarism and academic dishonesty, and to also accomplish the aspiration for quality writing in higher learning institutions.

Stolen Language

Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways.

Author: Shelley Angelil-Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317882114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 158

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Real Language Series General Editors- Jennifer Coates, Jenny Cheshire and Euan Reid This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationships between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways. The topic of plagiarism is a highly contentious issue and one that is of growing interest and importance in higher education across the world. Stolen Language? Plagiarism in Writing uncovers the reasons why students plagiarize, and explains what can be done about it. It challenges the concepts of original authorship of language, tracing the notion of plagiarism to the introduction of copyright laws in the eighteenth century. The analysis presented in this book explores plagiarism as complex and contested, and suggests that in student academic writing it may be the surface manifestation of learning difficulties related to the educational environment, the nature of academic discourse and the nature of language. Underlying the concept of plagiarism is the premise that meaning is made by the individual, using the system of language at his or her disposal. The words and ideas then belong to the individual who first thought of them, or who first used these words in a particular way. New understandings, that language and cognition are fundamentally social and cultural, contest the idea of 'original thought' or 'original language'. In addition, what constitutes plagiarism differs depending on the genre and context of writing. Stolen Language shows that there is in any good writing an authorial presence, an authorial voice which is particularly difficult for the novice writer to control when constructing an essay based on multiple texts. Written in a unique and accessible way, the book also looks at the particular difficulties experienced by writers of English as an additional language and provides a practical framework for academics and teachers of writing on how to develop authorial voice and critical thinking in the student writer.

Plagiarism

Through an examination of these prescholastic models, this book calls for a revised approach to academic writing in computer-mediated environments. Bill Marsh is Assistant Professor of English at St. John’s University.

Author: Bill Marsh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480373

Category: Education

Page: 188

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An in-depth look at the history of plagiarism in light of today’s Web-based plagiarism detection services.

Plagiarism Intellectual Property and the Teaching of L2 Writing

Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. This book discusses the explicit teaching of these concepts in an L2 writing classroom.

Author: Joel Bloch

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847696519

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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Plagiarism and intellectual property law are two issues that affect every student and every teacher throughout the world. Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. This book discusses the explicit teaching of these concepts in an L2 writing classroom.

Academic Writing

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal.

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136830839

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal. Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to finish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading. The book is divided into short sections which contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or self-study. Cross-references allow easy access to relevant sections, and a full answer key is included. The 3rd edition has been developed in response to suggestions from both students and teachers. Featuring a new website, there is increased coverage of plagiarism, argument, cause and effect, comparison, definitions and academic style. Different forms of writing, including reports and literature reviews, are also covered. All international students wanting to maximise their academic potential will find this easy-to-use, practical book a valuable guide to writing in English for their degree courses. You can follow Stephen's blog at the following address: http://academicwrite.blogspot.co.uk/

Teaching to Avoid Plagiarism

This is a practical book aimed at improving university teachers' skills in addressing plagiarism in pedagogical and constructive ways.

Author: Diane Pecorari

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335245949

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This is a practical book aimed at improving university teachers' skills in addressing plagiarism in pedagogical and constructive ways.

Writing Academic Papers

This book is an invaluable resource for all beginning students striving to achieve ethical and excellent writing performances.

Author: Elia Shabani Mligo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630870249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

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Writing Academic Papers is a book for undergraduate students in higher learning institutions and colleges designed to help them accomplish their academic paper assignments. This book comprises most materials necessary for students to write convincing and persuasive academic papers. It defines an academic paper, explains its importance in higher education, and outlines the necessary steps in writing a well-presented, well-argued, and well-documented academic paper. This book also discusses in detail and with concrete examples the question of plagiarism, the most serious offense in academic writing, including the effects of plagiarism in the production of new knowledge and the consequences to those caught plagiarizing. This book is an invaluable resource for all beginning students striving to achieve ethical and excellent writing performances.

Academic Writing for International Students of Science

This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution.

Author: Jane Bottomley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317695325

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English. It guides students through the writing process itself, and will help them to produce clear, well-written and well-organised essays and reports. The book covers a range of issues such as how to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely, how to develop a coherent argument, and how to avoid plagiarism by making effective reference to sources. Through detailed analysis of authentic scientific texts, the book will enhance students’ understanding of the nature of academic scientific writing. This will enable them to understand how language and discourse function in a real scientific context. The texts serve as models of good writing and are followed by practice activities which will help students to develop their own writing skills. Key topics include: the writing process; academic scientific style; sentence structure; paragraph development; referring to sources; coherence, argument and critical thinking; academic and scientific conventions. This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution. Informative study boxes, model answers and a clear, comprehensive answer key mean that the book can be used for self-study or with guidance in the classroom.

Originality Imitation and Plagiarism

The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including ...

Author: Martha Vicinus

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472024442

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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"At long last, a discussion of plagiarism that doesn't stop at 'Don't do it or else,' but does full justice to the intellectual interest of the topic!" ---Gerald Graff, author of Clueless in Academe and 2008 President, Modern Language Association This collection is a timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing in the digital age. Somewhat ironically, the Internet makes it both easier to copy and easier to detect copying. The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including copyright conventions and the ownership of original work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author. Throughout these essays, the contributors grapple with their desire to encourage and maintain free access to copyrighted material for noncommercial purposes while also respecting the reasonable desires of authors to maintain control over their own work. Both novice and experienced teachers of writing will learn from the contributors' practical suggestions about how to fashion unique assignments, teach about proper attribution, and increase students' involvement in their own writing. This is an anthology for anyone interested in how scholars and students can navigate the sea of intellectual information that characterizes the digital/information age. "Eisner and Vicinus have put together an impressive cast of contributors who cut through the war on plagiarism to examine key specificities that often get blurred by the rhetoric of slogans. It will be required reading not only for those concerned with plagiarism, but for the many more who think about what it means to be an author, a student, a scientist, or anyone who negotiates and renegotiates the meaning of originality and imitation in collaborative and information-intensive settings." ---Mario Biagioli, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, and coeditor of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science "This is an important collection that addresses issues of great significance to teachers, to students, and to scholars across several disciplines. . . . These essays tackle their topics head-on in ways that are both accessible and provocative." ---Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Claude and Louise Rosenberg Jr. Fellow, and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and coauthor of Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

Plagiarism the Internet and Student Learning

This book challenges Higher Education educators, managers and policy-makers to examine their own beliefs and practices in managing the phenomenon of plagiarism in academic writing.

Author: Wendy Sutherland-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134081790

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Written for Higher Education educators, managers and policy-makers, Plagiarism, the Internet and Student Learning combines theoretical understandings with a practical model of plagiarism and aims to explain why and how plagiarism developed. It offers a new way to conceptualize plagiarism and provides a framework for professionals dealing with plagiarism in higher education. Sutherland-Smith presents a model of plagiarism, called the plagiarism continuum, which usefully informs discussion and direction of plagiarism management in most educational settings. The model was developed from a cross-disciplinary examination of plagiarism with a particular focus on understanding how educators and students perceive and respond to issues of plagiarism. The evolution of plagiarism, from its birth in Law, to a global issue, poses challenges to international educators in diverse cultural settings. The case studies included are the voices of educators and students discussing the complexity of plagiarism in policy and practice, as well as the tensions between institutional and individual responses. A review of international studies plus qualitative empirical research on plagiarism, conducted in Australia between 2004-2006, explain why it has emerged as a major issue. The book examines current teaching approaches in light of issues surrounding plagiarism, particularly Internet plagiarism. The model affords insight into ways in which teaching and learning approaches can be enhanced to cope with the ever-changing face of plagiarism. This book challenges Higher Education educators, managers and policy-makers to examine their own beliefs and practices in managing the phenomenon of plagiarism in academic writing.

Academic Writing for International Students of Business

Specially designed to assist overseas students studying Business or Economics courses in English, this book explains the writing process from start to finish & practises all the key writing skills.

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415564717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

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Academic Writing for International Students of Business is the first book specially designed to assist overseas students studying Business or Economics courses in English. Most courses expect students to complete a variety of writing tasks as part of their assessment, such as essays, reports and projects. For many students these can be a major concern, but this book explains the writing process from start to finish and practises all the key writing skills. Academic Writing for International Students of Business is clearly organised and can be used either with a teacher or for self-study. It is divided into four main parts: the Writing Process, from assessing sources to proof-reading the completed work elements of Writing, practising such skills as giving definitions and examples accuracy in Writing, with 15 units on areas from abbreviations to verb tenses writing models, which illustrate emails, CVs, reports and longer essays. This pattern makes it easy for teachers or students to find the help they need with writing tasks. All the units include extensive practice exercises, and a full answer key is included. All the material has been thoroughly tested and revised. This is an up-to-date course which reflects the interests and issues of contemporary Business studies. Critical reading, avoiding plagiarism and working in groups are dealt with in detail. This practical and easy-to-use guide will help students planning to progress onto a career with international companies or organisations, where proficiency in written English is an important asset.

Writing for University

This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university.

Author: Jeanne Godfrey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137531889

Category:

Page: 128

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This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.

Plagiarism

Features strategies for teachers to prevent plagiarism by helping students understand what plagiarism is.

Author: Barry Gilmore

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131754363

Category: Education

Page: 139

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Features strategies for teachers to prevent plagiarism by helping students understand what plagiarism is.

Academic Research Writing and Referencing

With the in-depth understanding of the practice of integrating and referencing academic sources and research into your writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with - and succeed in - the full range of writing ...

Author: Mary Deane

Publisher: Longman, as

ISBN: 1408236982

Category: Academic writing

Page: 157

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Academic Research, Writing & Referencing will provide you with practical guidance and tips on searching for literature and referencing your sources in a scholarly manner, helping you to avoid plagiarism and to produce successful academic writing assignments whatever your course of study. With the in-depth understanding of the practice of integrating and referencing academic sources and research into your writing that this book delivers, you will be better prepared to deal with - and succeed in - the full range of writing tasks that will be expected of you over the course of your academic studies and on into your chosen career.

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away.

Author: Alex Osmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473947177

Category:

Page: 216

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Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order Grappling with grammar? Struggling with punctuation? Whether you're writing an essay or assignment, report or dissertation, this useful guide shows you how to improve the quality of your work at university – fast – by identifying and using the correct use of English grammar and punctuation in your academic writing. Using tried and tested advice from student workshops, Alex Osmond shares practical examples that illustrate common mistakes, and shows you how to avoid them. You’ll also discover guidance on: Writing structure – the what and how of crafting sentences and paragraphs Conciseness – how to express your point succinctly and clearly, showing you understand the topic Effective proofreading – the importance of the final ‘tidy up’, so your work is ready to hand in Referencing – common systems, and how to reference consistently (and avoid plagiarism). This new edition also includes separate chapters on critical thinking and referencing, exploring each topic in more detail, and learning outcomes in every chapter, so you can identify what new skills you’ll take away. Personal tips and advice direct from Alex Osmond For access to additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex, 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Teaching Academic Writing

Including a breadth of practical advice and focused around the real issues confronting the teacher of academic writing, this will be the essential book for teachers of academic writing in higher education.

Author: Patricia Friedrich

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UCSC:32106019856498

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Teaching Academic Writing examines the issues that confront teachers of academic writing classes. In a series of ten teacher-focused chapters, Friedrich offers practical advice and solutions in areas of teaching, assessment and feedback. >

Writing and Research

Written in a simple yet engaging style, Dr Kevin Smith applies his years of experience and expertise in scholarly writing and research in this one-volume guide.

Author: Kevin Gary Smith

Publisher: Langham Global Library

ISBN: 9781783688951

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Written in a simple yet engaging style, Dr Kevin Smith applies his years of experience and expertise in scholarly writing and research in this one-volume guide. Perfect as an introduction for new and continuing undergraduate or postgraduate students, this publication provides helpful guidelines and illustrations on all the elements that go into producing an academic work.

False Feathers

The purpose of this book is to collect material on the various aspects of plagiarism in education with special attention given to the German problem of dissertation plagiarism.

Author: Debora Weber-Wulff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9783642399619

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Since human beings have been writing it seems there has been plagiarism. It is not something that sprouted with the advent of the Internet. Teachers have been struggling for years in countries all over the globe to find good methods for dealing with the problem of plagiarizing students. How do we spot plagiarism? How do we teach them not to plagiarize? And how do we deal with those who have been found out to be plagiarists? The purpose of this book is to collect material on the various aspects of plagiarism in education with special attention given to the German problem of dissertation plagiarism. Since there is a wide-spread interest in the German plagiarism situation and in strategies for dealing with it, the book is written in English in order to be accessible to a larger audience.