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  • Peer-Review Online
    share a text with peer review readers in the context of a Web classroom In this context the writer s text and the reader s response are shared electronically using file sharing e mail attachments or discussion forums message boards When responding to a document in these ways the specific method changes because the reader can t write directly on the document like they would if it were a paper copy It is even more important in this context to make comments and suggestions clear by thoroughly explaining and citing specific examples from the text When working with an electronic version of a text such as an e mail attachment the reader can open the document or copy paste the text in Microsoft Word or other word processing software In this way the reader can add his or her comments save and then send the revised document back to the writer either through e mail file sharing or posting in a discussion forum The reader s overall comments can be added either before or after the writer s section of text If all the comments will be included at the end of the original text it is still a good

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  • Benefits of Peer Review
    Review Peer Review Worksheets Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Peer Review Benefits of Peer Review P eer review has a reflexive benefit Both the writer and the peer review reader have something to gain The writer profits from the feedback they get In the act of reviewing the peer review reader further develops his her own revision skills Critically reading the work of another writer enables

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  • Peer Review Worksheets
    the Qualities of an Essay Questions to Ask about the Parts of an Essay Peer Review Online Benefits of Peer Review Peer Review Worksheets Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Peer Review Peer Review Worksheets H ere are a few worksheets that you can print out and use for a peer review session For More Information Parts of an Essay Qualities of an Essay Previous Continue Introduction

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  • Overview: What is Plagiarism?
    Plagiarism Plagiarism is the unauthorized or unacknowledged use of another person s academic or scholarly work Done on purpose it is cheating Done accidentally it is no less serious Regardless of how it occurs plagiarism is a theft of intellectual property and a violation of an ironclad rule demanding credit be given where credit is due Quite often carelessness procrastination and inexperience are contributing factors behind a charge of plagiarism Developing good research habits and learning how to properly cite and document your sources will keep you above suspicion and protect you from such charges If you intend on pursuing an academic career your scholarship will undergo constant examination by your peers and colleagues Your reputation will be earned when you earn their respect how you will be judged will be based in part on how you treat the intellectual property of others Acknowledging those from whom you have learned assigns credibility to your work and creates a record that other researchers can refer to and build upon More importantly your own skill and talent as a scholar will begin to take shape As respect for your scholarship grows so too will your inclusion in the ongoing conversation among experts

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  • What is Research?
    there are those who have blazed a trail of inquiry and in so doing advanced the general knowledge of the world in which we live Research is an active process of learning from these trailblazers Look upon your own project as an exploration of what they thought discovered created or in any way added to the body of knowledge prior to your entry into the same field of study Look at your research project as a quest for answers to a central question or set of related questions that will further your own understanding of the world Look at it also as an opportunity to contribute something of value to the already existing body of knowledge or the ongoing conversation among other individuals investigating the same topic It should be fun Pick a topic in which you are particularly interested or curious and the journey will be that much more interesting As you read study and absorb ideas and facts from others write them down Keep detailed notes on your sources Who said what In which journal was it published Why when where who etc As a researcher and a writer you must credit these sources Whenever you incorporate a

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  • Common Forms of Plagiarism
    on the list Once discovered and they are seldom not deliberate incidences of plagiarism are handed over to a governing body for review and prosecution Here is a list of the most common Purchasing an essay or paper from a Web site or anywhere else and calling it your own Borrowing another student s paper from a previous semester and calling it your own Having someone else do your work for free or for hire Agreeing to do someone else s work is equally wrong Claiming originality regarding material copied directly from outside sources In other words deliberately failing to cite sources Improperly documenting quoted paraphrased or summarized source material Extending the length of a bibliography to meet project requirements by including sources not used in your research or making them up all together Killing two birds with one stone Recycling an essay or paper written for one class by using it in another class studying the same or similar material Receiving help from other students on an essay or paper and turning it in under your own name as individual work Collectively researching and writing a paper with other students and each turning copies into different class sections claiming

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  • Collaboration
    critical thinking skills are strengthened In the sciences research projects and lab work are regularly intermingled Problem solving is often worked on in a group setting In the liberal arts although individual work is more often the norm writing instruction is often provided in classes with a workshop format At Colorado State University for instance COCC150 the composition course required of all undergraduates for graduation is workshop oriented Instructors plan for and expect collaboration in the classroom If you are a CSU student your writing assignments will be read and commented upon by your peers Expect to participate with your fellow classmates in an active exchange of ideas and suggestions The Writing Center is also available free of charge for individualized tutoring assistance and you will be encouraged to take advantage of the help provided Any class requiring peer review draft sharing brainstorming information swapping outside tutoring etc is an approved collaborative learning program and your participation is not plagiarism Keep in mind however that individual effort is no less important than collaborative teamwork The issues that arise around collaboration involve authorized and unauthorized boundaries What is acceptable and what is not If the parameters on collaboration are unclear and

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  • Avoiding Plagiarism
    Easier said than done but this is a key ingredient to your success and a primary difficulty all experienced writers have had to face and overcome Learn as much as you can about your topic it will help you develop a point of view from which to speak The more you know the easier it will be to avoid plagiarism Third do your research carefully Read the material closely Knowing your topic well includes knowing what others have said Strive for a mastery of your topic by introducing yourself intellectually to those who have already made a contribution or are presently adding to the ongoing conversation Keep an annotated bibliography of the source material you intend to use in your paper Fourth keep copies of all your drafts In review you will notice your own point of view developing changing and growing a voice of authority all your own emerging It will stand in contrast to those of your sources The difference between yours and their voices will go a long way toward helping you avoid plagiarism Finally make sure that your document is properly constructed and your sources correctly cited Remember if the general concept idea quotation statistic fact illustration graph or data you intend to include is not common knowledge in the field of your investigation a source must be cited Not doing so will damage your credibility Share hard copies of work in progress with your instructor As you move toward completion invite and be receptive to constructive suggestions It can only make your paper better This is where errors especially citation errors get pointed out and corrected After a paper is handed in such mistakes can be grounds for plagiarism charges Here is a checklist of questions to ask yourself before handing in your work Are

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