Academic Honesty at Oxford College of Emory University: Fall 2011


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Academic Honesty at Oxford College of Emory University: Fall 2011

  1. 1. Academic honestyat oxford college ofemory university <br />Mary Moser, Learning Commons Librarian<br />
  2. 2. Citing Your Sources<br />It’s about IDEAS!<br />Whose?<br />Anything that has been published, submitted, or communicated to you before <br />Except Common Knowledge:- Dates, facts, sayings- Information widely available in multiple sources<br />By you, by a scholar, by your professor, by your classmate, by your Mom…<br />How?<br />Direct Quote<br />Paraphrase<br />Indirect Citation<br />
  3. 3. Direct Quote<br />In her article about using humor in library instruction, Billie Walker (2006) notes, “One of the challenges facing the teaching librarian is in reaching students, particularly when they are tired and unmotivated” (p. 123).<br />Walker, B.E. (2006). Using humor in library instruction. Reference Services Review, 34(1), 117-128. doi: 1023512501.<br />
  4. 4. Paraphrase<br />Original Source:Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes. <br />Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47.<br />
  5. 5. Paraphrase<br />Example 1:Students often use too many direct quotations when they take notes, resulting in too many of them in the final research paper. In fact, probably only about 10% of the final copy should consist of directly quoted material. So it is important to limit the amount of source material copied while taking notes.<br />Paraphrase or plagiarism?<br />
  6. 6. Paraphrase<br />Example 2:In research papers students often quote excessively, failing to keep quoted material down to a desirable level. Since the problem usually originates during note taking, it is essential to minimize the material recorded verbatim (Lester 46-47).<br />Paraphrase or plagiarism?<br />
  7. 7. Paraphrase<br />Original Source:Annie Oakley's life spanned years of tremendous change for American women. By the time of her death in 1926, Americans were celebrating the liberated, urban-focused, modern times of the Jazz Age. Women had won the right to vote, wore less restrictive clothes, and followed a changing ideal that was loosening some of the restrictions on women's roles and behavior that had reigned through the nineteenth century.<br />“Annie Oakley: In a Man’s World.” American Experience. 2006. PBS Online. 19 May 2008. <><br />
  8. 8. Paraphrase<br />Example 1:As discussed in the biography on PBS’s American Experience web page, sharpshooter Annie Oakley lived through a period of many liberating changes for women, from the Victorian era through the first quarter of the 20th century. Examples include voting rights for women as well as the freedom to wear comfortable and practical clothing (Annie Oakley).<br />Paraphrase or plagiarism?<br />
  9. 9. Paraphrase<br />Example 2:Annie Oakley’s life spanned years of significant changes for American women. By the time she died in 1926, women had the vote, wore looser clothing, and embraced the freedom from restrictive 19 th century roles and behaviors.<br />Paraphrase or plagiarism?<br />
  10. 10. Indirect Citation<br />Remember, it’s about the IDEA<br />Which may or may not belong to the author of the article or book you’re reading<br />Original Source:In analyzing "what holds marriage together" Jan Trost (1986) proposes that most of the standard bonds have declined. <br />Beaujot, Roderic. Earning and Caring in Canadian Families. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2000.<br />
  11. 11. Indirect Citation<br />Example 1:Trost (1986) researched "what holds marriage together," (as cited in Beaujot, 2000, p. 110) and found that several typical bonds had weakened. <br />Example 2:Trost (1986) proposes that the customs and connections keeping marriages together are no longer as effective (as cited in Beaujot, 2000). <br />
  12. 12. Citation Styles<br />Thomson, D. L. (2010). Beyond the classroom walls: Teachers' and students' perspectives on how online learning can meet the needs of gifted students. Journal of Advanced Academics, 21(4), 662-712.  <br />Thomson, Dana L. “Beyond the Classroom Walls: Teachers' and Students' Perspectives on How Online Learning Can Meet the Needs of Gifted Students.” Journal of Advanced Academics 21.4 (2010): 662-712. EbscoHost. Web. 28 Feb. 2011.<br />
  13. 13. HELP!<br />Purdue OWL<br />Online Citation Generators<br />EasyBib<br />KnightCite<br />Zotero [Firefox Plug-In]<br />A word of caution: ALWAYS DOUBLE-CHECK! It is YOUR responsibility to turn in a correctly formatted bibliography.<br />
  14. 14. HELP!<br />Your professors!<br />Ask for clarification<br />Ask about citation styles<br />Ask about working with classmates<br />Students<br />Honor Council Members<br />Writing Center Tutors<br />PALs<br />RAs<br />
  15. 15. ASK A LIBRARIAN!<br />