“Oops, I Plagiarized”

UCLA has an academic integrity site with a student-friendly face.  It offers five easy-to-read units on intellectual property (answering questions about the student as producer as well as consumer), file sharing, documentation, time management, and cheating.

The unit on citing and documenting sources, “Oops, I Plagiarized,” walks students through the reasons behind citation, in text vs. end citation, quoting/summarizing/paraphrasing (with examples), suggestions for keeping notes straight, and different citation styles.  At the end students can take a simple quiz and e-mail the result to anyone–including a Marymount professor!  I guesstimate that this online unit might take a student about 20 minutes to complete.

MU has its own required academic integrity tutorial, assigned in EN 101–but you might consider UCLA’s as a refresher: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/col/bruinsuccess/03/01.cfm


APA or MLA in Brief, on Posters

The online writing lab (OWL) at Purdue has just issued posters summarizing the key features of APA and MLA format.  You can print them out in assorted sizes:

MLA Poster: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/17/

APA Poster: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/23/

APA Rubric

As I compile a list of links to writing rubrics, I found this guide from Framingham State College concentrating on APA style (6th edition).  Looks useful.