How to avoid plagiarism learning object


The How to avoid plagiarism module is a flexible resource that can be used by students on their own or under the supervision of staff. It was written for undergraduate students in the first or second year of their degree at the University of Bath, a research-intensive UK University. But other kinds of student, including postgraduate students returning to study after years in employment, have found it of benefit.

The module begins with a stated set of learning outcomes. It gives guidance and examples, includes quizzes (with feedback) and ends with review questions and a references section. A glossary gives definitions for technical terms used in the module.

This module, which was slightly adapted from the original in Spring 2011, was originally devised at the University of Bath in 2010 by a team: Dr Trevor Day, Royal Literary Fund Fellow, wrote the material; Linda Humphreys, Science Faculty Librarian and the project’s manager, and Dr Bridgette J. Duncombe, Undergraduate Director of Studies for Chemistry, edited the material; Chris Wentzell, Information Librarian, created the module in eXe software.

This module was one of six ‘Academic Writing Skills’ modules developed by the above team in conjunction with other University of Bath staff. The other modules were: Critically evaluating what you read, Writing an essay, Writing a practical report, Getting your argument across, and Citing and referencing. The creation of the ‘Academic Writing Skills’ modules was funded by the University of Bath Teaching Development Fund (2009-2010) and the University of Bath Library. The suite of modules receives continuing support from the University of Bath Library.

Guidance for staff/developers
• If you intend to use this module with your students, it is advisable that you work through the material yourself beforehand. By doing so you can check that you agree with its content and can best decide how to integrate its use into your learning plans for students.
• The content has been provided as a zip file IMS/SCORM package that can be added to your VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). To provide an example of the content included in this file, screenshots of some of the materials have been made available as an online presentation.

Trevor Day
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