WR 170 : Documentation

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Instruction emphasizes what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it by applying college-level documentation practices, using accepted discipline-appropriate academic and professional styles, in research-based writing assignments across the curriculum.

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1. Define what plagiarism is and explain how plagiarism can be avoided.
2. Identify the essential purposes of established academic and professional documentation styles (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago-Humanities, AAA, Chicago Author-Date, etc.) for citing sources in college writing assignments across the curriculum.
3. Demonstrate competency in constructing an alphabetized bibliography containing several common types of sources (e.g. standard print sources, as well as online/electronic, field other non-print sources), for each of which bibliographical entries are complete and correctly formatted according to ONE accepted documentation style (e.g. APA References, MLA Works Cited, Chicago-Humanities Bibliography, AAA or Chicago Author-Date References).
4. Demonstrate competency in constructing several common types of in-text citations (e.g. summary, paraphrase, short and long "block" direct quotations indicating any necessary alterations with ellipsis and brackets, indirect citations from sources, "unsigned" sources, "unpaginated" sources), each of which are correctly formatted according to ONE accepted documentation style (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago-Humanities end Notes, AAA or Chicago Author-Date) and clearly matchable to corresponding complete, correctly formatted entries listed in a master alphabetized bibliography of all sources cited in text.
5. Review and edit documentation in one current or previously prepared formal research-based writing assignment that the teacher will supply OR that students can supply, successfully applying above Outcomes 1-4 documentation skills and knowledge gained from this course.

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