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Avoiding Plagiarism Online An online course to help you follow best practice in paraphrasing, referencing and citation


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Avoiding Plagiarism is a concise but comprehensive online course on how to avoid plagiarism and how to correctly use citations and references. Used in conjunction with its accompanying online learning system, or your own institution’s VLE/LMS, this course will give you assurance that all your students have been adequately prepared for their assignments.

The focus is on academic integrity and the emphasis is on positive rather than penal messages. The course is suited to all discipline areas and is accessible to both home and international students.

The course provides your university with evidence that your students have received training in how to prevent plagiarism, which may assist in defending legal claims from the consequences of plagiarism.

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The standard of the course is very high and is incredibly useful for students preparing to write essays.

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Free one-week trial to any university wishing to review our courses and assess their suitability for students and staff.

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  • The students' perspective
  • The Professors' perspective
  • The Benefits of referencing
  • What is plagiarism?
  • Plagiarism - key terms
  • Types of plagiarism
  • Plagiarism -In the news
  • What should be acknowledged?
  • Referencing systems
  • Citations and references
  • Examples of paraphrasing
  • Quiz on references
  • Developing confidence
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Interactive exercise: Practical scenario
  • Resource bank
  • Course quiz