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Quick Coach Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism with 2009 MLA and APA Update, 1st Edition

  • Rosemarie Menager-Beeley Foothill College
  • Lyn Paulos Santa Barbara City College
  • ISBN-10: 1111342466  |  ISBN-13: 9781111342463
  • 64 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

The QUICK COACH GUIDE TO AVOIDING PLAGIARISM WITH 2009 MLA AND APA UPDATE gives students the necessary knowledge and tools to be able to confidently author their own work without making citation errors or committing plagiarism. Chapters cover the basics of recognizing plagiarism; taking notes; summarizing, quoting, and paraphrasing source material; and documenting sources in the latest MLA and APA styles. Knowledge Checks in each chapter and a Practice Quiz allow students to test their understanding of the concepts presented.

Features and Benefits

  • This edition has been updated with the latest MLA and APA citation standards.
  • Clear instruction with plenty of examples.
  • Sample APA and MLA works cited.
  • Self-assessment quiz.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. INTRODUCTION.
In this Guide. Why this Guide is Important. Defining Plagiarism. Understanding When to Give Credit. Knowing the Rules. Knowledge Check.
2. AVOIDING PLAGIARISM.
Doing Your Own Work, Using Your Own Words. Allowing Enough Time. Keeping Track of Sources. Taking Notes. Clarifying Who is Speaking. Crediting the Source. Citing Sources Correctly. Quoting. Paraphrasing. Avoiding Patchwriting. Summarizing. Avoiding Using Other Students’ Papers and Paper Mills. Knowledge Check.
3. QUOTATIONS AND PARENTHETICAL CITATIONS.
Understanding Citations. Using Parenthetical Citations. Using Direct Quotations. Using Indirect Quotations. Using Ellipses and Brackets. Using Block Quotations. Knowledge Check.
4. PARAPHRASING.
Defining a Paraphrase. Giving Credit to the Source. Sample Paraphrases. Citing Paraphrases. Knowledge Check.
5. SUMMARIZING.
Defining a Summary. Sample Summary. Knowledge Check.
6. REFERENCES AND WORKS CITED LISTS.
Citation Content. Basic Format. MLA Citations. APA Citations. MLA and APA Citations for Web Publications. Types of Reference Lists. Knowledge Check.
7. PRACTICE QUIZ.
8. ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION.
Citation Style Overviews. Documentation Styles by Discipline. Free Citation Generators. Reference Tracking. Plagiarism. Style Guides.
WORKS CITED.
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES.

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Today, community service activities are being combined with academic instruction to make learning experiences more meaningful and to show you the importance of giving back to the community. This combination, known as "Service Learning," has proven to be a win-win concept for both the colleges and the community organizations that participate in the programs. Part of the QUICK COACH GUIDE series, QUICK COACH GUIDE TO SERVICE LEARNING is a compact booklet designed to help you get the most out of your service experience. Topics are organized chronologically, from the selection of a volunteer project, to the in-class presentation upon completion of the project. The appendix includes various service-learning project descriptions, resources for creating in-class presentations, and information about locating local nonprofit organizations.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rosemarie Menager-Beeley

Rosemarie Menager, Ed.D. is a psychology professor at Foothill College. A graduate of USC’s Rossiter School of Education Human Performance Technology cohort, she did her dissertation on student success in online learning. After discovering that many of her students were inadvertently plagiarizing because they lacked a clear understanding of how to correctly cite their work, Dr. Menager created “Educate First and Enforce Next,” an educational approach to preventing plagiarism that informs the content of this Quick Coach Guide. Dr. Menager has also served as a consultant for the “Stressed-Out Student (SOS)” conference at Stanford University and is currently working on a plagiarism intervention for students in grades K-12. In her spare time, Dr. Menager is a mom, impressionist oil painter, and member of a sheriff’s mounted search and rescue group.

Lyn Paulos

Lyn Paulos is an assistive technology lab technician at Santa Barbara City College. She is currently completing her B.S. in psychology and will be pursuing an M.S. through the University of Phoenix. Ms. Paulos currently manages a state-of-the art adaptive technology learning lab at Santa Barbara City College. A frequent presenter at technology conferences and passionate advocate for student academic integrity, she has also authored an online tutorial on plagiarism prevention and education entitled “Authoring Your Own Work.” In her extracurricular life, Ms. Paulos is a celebrated lampwork glass artist whose creations are collected internationally.