Plagiarism What is plagiarism? Copying another student‟s work. Copying and pasting information from the internet. Copying out information from a source without referencing it.
TV Industry Report What sources of information can you use? Websites Books TV Programmes Newspaper/magazine articles
Internet searching Use a good search engine, eg. Google Don‟t use Wikipedia Be as precise as you can to avoid excessive sites Don‟t let yourself be distracted!
Referencing within a text Remember you get more marks for showing research with references than for claiming ideas as your own! Ideas and theories need attributing to their source. All sources must be acknowledged or you risk plagiarism! Direct quotes need containing within single quotation marks (keyboard apostrophe) and are best in italic font. Make sure you refer to the author and page number of the text as well as the quote.
Referencing within a text “Both BBC2 and Channel 4 were set up to provide an alternative to mainstream stations.” (O‟Sullivan:253) OR It is important for Channel 4 to “cater for tastes, interests and audiences not served by ITV”. (O‟Sullivan:253)
Bibliography What is a bibliography? A list of sources that you have used to inform your work. This is placed at the end of your work. Each source should be acknowledged even if you haven‟t included a direct quote.
Recording sources in abibliography (Harvard style)For written texts, you will need the following details: Author: surname and initial/s or Editor Date of publication Full title Publishers Place of publication
So it looks like this…Wood R. (2007) Study Skills for Right Brain Learners ,London, Educational Press* Arrange your authors in alphabetical order by surname
Recording internet sources ina bibliography (Harvard style)For internet sources, you will need: Name of author/writer/originator Title of the piece Full web address Date last accessed
It looks like this…Wood, R. How students learn, The Guardian dated 25.05.09, accessed on- line on 20.10.09orwww.ifl.org.ukaccessed on Tuesday 2nd December 2008
And avoid… Overlong sentences Rambling sentences Starting on one point and then drifting to another Over reliance on „spell check‟ Errors over punctuation Capital letters (BTEC, IfL etc) Commas ( to help digest long sentences) Colons ( you might need to offer a list) Semi-colons ( when you have two sentences in one) Apostrophes