The Program for Excellence in Engineering Communication (PEEC) was created to help all Cockrell School students communicate successfully and professionally. Resources are offered here: https://students.engr.utexas.edu/support-services/writing-communication-resources.
This is the first volume of a book series dedicated to "Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication". Fighting plagiarism is a the top priority for STM publishing. A practical guide will importantly contribute to the awareness of the relevant communities, bringing to the surface the basic rules and examples from the literature.
Plagiarism is a problem with far-reaching consequences for the sciences. However, even today's best software-based systems can only reliably identify copy & paste plagiarism. Disguised plagiarism forms, including paraphrased text, cross-language plagiarism, as well as structural and idea plagiarism often remain undetected. This weakness of current systems results in a large percentage of scientific plagiarism going undetected. Bela Gipp provides an overview of the state-of-the art in plagiarism detection and an analysis of why these approaches fail to detect disguised plagiarism forms.
Since human beings have been writing it seems there has been plagiarism. It is not something that sprouted with the advent of the Internet. Teachers have been struggling for years in countries all over the globe to find good methods for dealing with the problem of plagiarizing students. How do we spot plagiarism? How do we teach them not to plagiarize? And how do we deal with those who have been found out to be plagiarists?
This guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing, and shows how to do it. It explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. With clear explanations and examples, this handy easy-to-read guide has engaging illustrations and an informal style.
"Doing Honest Work in College" explains the fundamentals of academic integrity in a clear, straightforward way and shows students how to apply them in all academic situations. It stands on three principles: do the work you say you do, give others credit, and present your research fairly. The guide starts out by clearly defining plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty and gives students th tools they need to avoid these pitfalls. It then outlines the most-used citation styles, including Chicago, MLA, and APA, and explains how to use them properly in papers and assignments. This edition addresses such issues as the acceptable use of mobile devices on tests, the citation styles for sources such as podcasts or social media posts, and the pros and cons of citation management software.