Inf1100 week9 apa plagiarismPresentation Transcript
Research Step #5 – Communicate the information INF1100 – Week 9 LRC
What the heck is APA?
APA is a citation style. (Others are MLA, Chicago, Turabian.)
A citation style is a way to format papers, cite sources, and create references pages.
ALL Harrison College classes require you to use APA.
3 Sections of Style Title Page References In-TextCitations
Why do you need to cite your work? 1. Allows others to access your sources 2. Establishes credibility 3. Helps you stay organized 4. Helps you avoid plagiarism
Plagiarism Using someone else’s ideas, words, or research without giving proper credit.
Quoting “This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual” (Jones, 1998, p. 199). If your quote is longer than 40 words, indent 5 additional spaces in both the left and right margins. AND If no date is found, use n.d. in its place.
Paraphrasing 1. Student achievement is partially obtained by the student focusing on desirable goals and outcomes (Miller, 2009). 2. Miller (2009) establishes that goals and outcomes are extremely important elements in student achievement. 3. In a 2009 article, Miller established that goals and outcomes are an important determinant of student achievement.
Condensing a significant amount of someone else’s work into a shorter statement or paragraph.
Acceptable AS LONG AS the meaning is not changed and you give the originator proper credit with a citation.
By the way… For this class, you won’t need to use the in-text citations because we aren’t writing a full paper! HOWEVER… …now you know how to cite them for your other classes!
Wait… why should we care again?
Copyright Law Assume that everything is copyrighted! Therefore, cite cite, cite!! (Even pictures, logos, artwork, etc…).
More APA Help or
Class Activity APA Citation Puzzle Game
Title Page Example
First Page Example
Final Project Spotlight
APA Style Formatting and Citations, please.
Research Log: Assignment 9 APA Citations and Summaries