Quick Coach Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

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Cengage Learning, Jan 5, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 80 pages
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The QUICK COACH GUIDE TO AVOIDING PLAGIARISM gives students the necessary knowledge and tools to be able to confidently author their own work without making citation errors or committing plagiarism. Chapters cover the basics of recognizing plagiarism; taking notes; summarizing, quoting, and paraphrasing source material; and documenting sources in MLA and APA styles. Knowledge Checks in each chapter and a Practice Quiz allow students to test their understanding of the concepts presented.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Avoiding Plagiarism
6
Quotations and Parenthetical Citations
15
Paraphrasing
23
Summarizing
31
References and Works Cited Lists
35
Practice Quiz
45
Additional Sources of Information
49
Works Cited
53
Answers to Exercises
54
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Rosemarie Menager, Ed.D. is a psychology professor at Foothill College. A graduate of USC's Rossiter School of Education Human Performance Technology cohort, she did her dissertation on student success in online learning. After discovering that many of her students were inadvertently plagiarizing because they lacked a clear understanding of how to correctly cite their work, Dr. Menager created "Educate First and Enforce Next," an educational approach to preventing plagiarism that informs the content of this Quick Coach Guide. Dr. Menager has also served as a consultant for the "Stressed-Out Student (SOS)" conference at Stanford University and is currently working on a plagiarism intervention for students in grades K-12. In her spare time, Dr. Menager is a mom, impressionist oil painter, and member of a sheriff's mounted search and rescue group.

Lyn Paulos is an assistive technology lab technician at Santa Barbara City College. She is currently completing her B.S. in psychology and will be pursuing an M.S. through the University of Phoenix. Ms. Paulos currently manages a state-of-the art adaptive technology learning lab at Santa Barbara City College. A frequent presenter at technology conferences and passionate advocate for student academic integrity, she has also authored an online tutorial on plagiarism prevention and education entitled "Authoring Your Own Work." In her extracurricular life, Ms. Paulos is a celebrated lampwork glass artist whose creations are collected internationally.

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