05 October 2016

Research Skills Test Preparation Material



(1) Essay format:
http://academicreadingwriting1.blogspot.ae/2016/09/essay-format.html


(2) APA referencing style:
APA is one of many referencing styles used in academic writing. APA stands for American Psychological Association
http://student.ucol.ac.nz/library/onlineresources/Documents/APA_guide_2015.pdf


(3) Citations:

In-text citations:

Even though you have put someone else’s ideas or information in your own words (i.e. paraphrased),
you still need to show where the original idea or information came from. This is all part of the academic
writing process.
When citing in text within an assignment, use the author/s (or editor/s) last name followed by the year
of publication.

Example:
Water is a necessary part of every person’s diet and of all the nutrients a body needs to function, it requires more water each day than any other nutrient (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011).

or
Whitney and Rolfes (2011) state the body requires many nutrients to function but highlight that water is of greater importance than any other nutrient.

or
Water is an essential element of anyone’s diet and Whitney and Rolfes (2011) emphasise it is more important than any other nutrient.


(4) Plagiarism 
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
http://www.bradford.ac.uk/library/help/plagiarism/frequently-asked-questions-about-plagiarism/ 


(5) Paraphrasing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgMJ16WUEPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiL4H09v0gU




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