Writing Without Stealing Syllabus


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Syllabus for free, self-paced, 12-lesson course about writing without stealing. Enroll at http://www.wiziq.com/course/2270-writing-without-stealing

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Writing Without Stealing Syllabus

  1. 1. InstructorLinda DeVine M.A.•Email: humteach@gmail.com•Blog: http://writingwithoutstealing.wordpress.com/•Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/noplagiarismSTUDENT COMMENTS:“Linda is a patient teacher. She helped me research properlyand understood I didn’t mean to be stealing.” ~ Dave S.“Linda gave me great information. I use her sample referencespage all the time. I’ve shared it with other students and evenwith professors at my new school.” ~ Shari V.
  2. 2. Do you think of a research paper or writing assignmentas gathering information from varioussources, especially from the internet?Did you know that this method often leads to stealingother people’s phrases, sentences, and ideas?(This kind of stealing is called plagiarism.)Did you know that many students misunderstand how toblend research into a paper?Through this course you’ll learn: • How to avoid just assembling other people’s words • How to write more of your own words • How to use a little bit of other people’s words • How to properly credit other people’s words
  3. 3. COURSE COMPONENTS:A “Getting Started” demonstration of course navigation12 self-paced lessons12 short tests with immediate score on test completionBlog: http://writingwithoutstealing.wordpress.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/noplagiarism
  4. 4. PREREQUISITE SKILLS AND TOOLS:Fluency in EnglishInternet accessAbility to use a web browser to navigate a websiteAbility to download and view .pdf filesDownload a .pdf reader for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/Email account and ability to send and receive emails
  5. 5. WHO WILL BENEFIT:This course serves as a companion to acollege composition course. Graduatestudents and high school students preparingfor college writing may also find it useful.High school and college instructors may alsobenefit from the course or recommend it totheir students. Enroll at http://www.wiziq.com/course/2270-writing-without-stealing (There is a short sign in form.)
  6. 6. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Recognize plagiarism and what leads to it Understand the research, pre-writing, andwriting strategies that avoid plagiarism Understand how higher level thinking skillshelp students do their own writingUnderstand how to cite sources, managereference information, and use a styleRecognize the special requirements ofdealing with internet sources
  7. 7. ASSESSMENTS:A short test follows each of the 12 self-paced lessons. A test consists of 5 to 10 true/falseitems. To start a test, click on the link corresponding to the lesson number. (For example, Lesson 1 TEST.)Follow the instructions inside the test.
  8. 8. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:Students qualify for a “certificate of completion”by getting 70 test items correct out of the 95 totaltest items.Upon completion of the 12th test, email theinstructor at humteach@gmail.com to request acertificate. State the name of the personcompleting the course and the date of the finaltest. Upon verification of course completion andwithin five business days, the instructor will replyto the email request to send a printable .pdfcertificate.
  9. 9. GETTING STARTED:Go tohttp://www.wiziq.com/course/2270-writing-without-stealingto enroll in the course. If you don’t alreadyhave a WizIQ login, you’ll need to create onein a few simple steps as described on thepage.
  10. 10. SUPPORT:• For assistance with the WizIQ website, go to http://www.wiziq.com/help/• For assistance with the course, contact the instructor through WizIQ’s “Send Message” feature or at humteach@gmail.com. Be as specific as possible and allow three business days for a reply.• Sometimes the fastest way to get assistance is through the help of friends, family members, or coworkers. Someone else’s experience and perspective can be quite helpful.
  11. 11. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:Transcripts are available for the audio and videocomponents of the course. Materials were createdusing strategies meant to be friendly for studentsusing screen readers. Screen reader usersuggestions are welcome. If you have a disability,use assistive technology, or may need a specialaccommodation, email theinstructor to discuss your needs.Use the “Send Message” featurein WizIQ or send an email tohumteach@gmail.com.
  12. 12. Except where another source is identified, all photographs in this presentation are from: www.morguefile.com with standard permission: “You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit the work and to adapt the work. Attribution is notrequired. You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner.” Course instructor image by Linda DeVine.