Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Avoiding Plagiarism a new online course

Purchased by the School of Management and Business, a fantastic new resource - Avoiding Plagiarism, an interactive, online course provided by Epigeum – is now available for use by all Aberystwyth University students.

The course is broken down into three units:

What is plagiarism?
The first unit discusses what plagiarism is, some of the terms you might come across, intentional and unintentional plagiarism and the ways in which assessors can detect plagiarism.

Unit 2 covers the importance of referencing, referencing systems used and the difference between references and citations.

Avoiding Plagiarism.
Unit 3 outlines way in which plagiarism can be avoided. (Epigeum, 2014)

The course is quite comprehensive and provides a number of practice scenarios, a summary and a quiz at the end. The pass-mark for the quiz is 75% and there is a certificate for all those who pass!

A link to the course is here:

You need to register and you have to provide your full Aberystwyth email address. A confirmation link will then be sent through to you and you are good to go from that point on.

EPIGEUM (2014), Avoiding Plagiarism [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 04/11/2015]

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