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Wilmington College - Cincinnati Programs: 5. Citing Sources, Copyright, and Plagiarism

Tab 5: Citing Sources - EN101 Supporting Resources

Do pay close attention to this topic as studied in EN101. 

(5 min.) What to do for this exercise?  Three (3) Steps Here - Take a look!

1. WILMINGTON COLLEGE STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER (Writing Center and more!)

Become familiar with the services and resources of the Academic Resources Center - (How many can you name?)

2. PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB (OWL)

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/01/

  • Process   -how to write a research paper
  • Rhetoric and Logic   -how to make your case in a paper
  • Different Kinds of Essay Genres  -yes, different disciplines require different approaches
  • Style and Language  -working with the words
  • Citation (Essential for Wilmington College Courses)  Scroll down to bottom of the webpage for useful links.

Become familiar with this webpage and the types of assistance it will provide to you.  (How many can you name?)

3.  WATSON LIBRARY REFERENCE - ASK US!

Watson Library makes available for in-house use the most recent official editions of several of the scholarly writing/citation manuals including MLA, APA, Chicago, and American Medical Association.  Ask a Librarian about arranging your source details into your assigned citation style - which will vary from course to course.

Know

Q: Where can you go for helpful assistance in citing specific sources in a specific style? 

A: Your assignments in EN101, your spiral bound "writer's handbook" from EN101 - use for all courses, WC Academic Resources Center (Robinson), Watson Librarians at the Ask Us! Desk,  official citation/writing handbooks/manuals at Watson Library,  or OWL website.  If, after seeking these types of  assistance, you still have questions, visit your faculty member during office hours and discuss your questions. 

 

 

 

Tab 5 (Parts 1-3): Plagiarism - How to Avoid It

What to do?  Three parts - watch video, read college policies and faculty policies.                    

1. ENJOY THIS VIDEO (16 min. 27 sec.) :  DIAGNOSIS - PLAGIARISM http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=n3_tin1ik6E 

NOT for the sqeamish!  Explore what happens when Yavapai College (AZ) student, Ima Tryin, makes a trip to the Plagiarism Clinic and discovers the importance of citing sources in this tutorial.  

Plagiarism is that ethical lapse where you have blundered in the use of source content or in citing sources? What three (3) techniques for working with your sources, if done with care, will help you avoid plagiarism? 

Note:  Correct citations show respect for your source researchers/writers and guide your readers to the full text of your sources. Cite all sources, including those in public domain and under open use licenses. 

2. WILMINGTON COLLEGE POLICY ON PLAGIARISM

(5 min.) Read and become familiar to the Wilmington College Policy on Plagiarism - What is it, what are the procedures to address it, what are the penalties?

Student Handbook - Check your WC Handbook for students enrolled in Cincy programs and courses.

3.  SYLLABI:  (5 min.)  Review the statements about plagiarism in each of your course syllabi. 

 

THE BASICS OF COPYRIGHT

1.  Every piece of writing, photography, artwork, film, and media has a copyright status.  Copyright is complex but is critical to understand if you are thinking of using the work of another in your own work.  [Scholars and careful text or web creators always cite sources, regardless of copyright status.]  Some sources belong to others and there are limitations and rules on how these sources may be borrowed for use in your profession or work.  

Here is a helpful website (know US and International copyright law):

   United State Copyright Office (and the Law)

2.  Your work (writing, projects, photography, creative expression) is copyrighted automatically under US law.  Even though you are a student, you must be consulted on how your work may be reused or repurposed.  You may grant specific permissions without giving up your rights. 

Purdue University's Copyright and Plagiarism Summary


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