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This reflection paper provides insight into my experience with researching, referencing, and writing academic papers.
After a critical analysis of my writing skills, I discovered that I am very cautions with plagiarism. The college has strict policy against plagiarism, which could result in failure in my coursework or even expulsion in extreme situation. To avoid these consequences I have learned how to paraphrase my research, do quotations, and summarize material from secondary sources of information in my own words.
According to Neville (2007), it is critical for students to write in their own voice, which is a foremost factor when trying to avoid plagiarism. I am also good at critiquing other author’s ideas. This gives me an opportunity to my make my own contribution to a certain topic by improving on literature available. I believe that every field of research needs new ideas which can be possible through evaluation of literature available and adding your own views. In addition, I take citations very seriously.
I discovered that I rely heavily on auto formatting tools in word processing. The over reliance on auto formatting tools can be time consuming and reduces my ability to improve my writing style. According to Wong (2011), students should ensure they master the difference between research and plagiarism. Sometimes after extensive research on a topic, I tend to reproduce the ideas in the same format as the author, which increases my chances of plagiarizing my work. Therefore, I have to use anti plagiarism tools to ensure my work is original. This process can be time consuming and mastering how to avoid plagiarism would increase my confidence when writing academic papers.
I have not perfected in text citations, I keep referring to class notes, and I use auto-formatting tools to ensure that all papers I write are cited properly. My plan is to
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Because of this, they prefer to keep their sources undisclosed. This is however a serious academic liability that has come to be known as plagiarism. According to the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), plagiarism is “both the theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another’s work” (Tucci and Galwankar, 2011).
Plagiarism can take many forms such as direct copy pasting of other students work or sources, and has bad repercussions to students and writers; however, there are strategies to avoid plagiarism that include paraphrasing, use of quotes and employing specific referencing styles such as MLA.
These could also comprise of aspects which are deemed as significant when a writer is validating the claims made within the information that he is seeking to retrieve from the sources under discussion. This could mean that an unauthenticated source would pose
The author describes that he engages in intensive research that always yields a lot of information from which he can do his assignments. Both over-researching and under-researching have some advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages of over-research is that it yields adequate information that can be used to write research papers.
This is called plagiarism. Positing that plagiarism is bootlegging other individuals research or ideas is an understatement. In essence, plagiarism can be termed as a kind of theft. The original views or facts from a methodical investigations by an
According to the study, information plagiarized may include books, songs, televisions, articles, essays and other significant resources. Whenever one uses resources of other people in developing his or her work, he or she should cite the source of the information through internal citation and list them in the bibliography or reference list.