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FYS100D Tales of the Table - Fall 2016: Other Resources

Campus Resources

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free sessions with peer tutors to discuss all aspects of the writing process, from brainstorming to composition and revising/editing skills. We enjoy working with writers at any level and for writing in any course. Interactive sessions will engage you in developing your ideas and practicing revising and editing strategies. The center is located on the first floor of the Administration Building and has drop-in hours and appointments.

The Academic Learning Center

The Academic Learning Center provides Albright students with the opportunity to enhance their academic careers. The peer tutoring program, academic skills workshops, and academic coaching offer students avenues to succeed at a higher level in their coursework while attending Albright. The ALC is committed to helping students through group work and one-on-one consultation. By collaborating closely with students’ faculty and academic advisers, and with other support units like the Writing Center and Disability Services Office, the ALC helps provide a clear path to academic planning and success.

 

Avoiding Plagiarism

When it is time to gather all of your notes and start writing the paper, avoid the most common mistake - plagiarism. Plagiarism is not only taking large parts of someone else's work and not attributing credit to that author; paraphrasing sections of a work, even using synonyms and citing the work, is also plagiarism.

  • Use direct quotations to support the paper's thesis.
  • Rethink and rewrite the author's original idea and express it in a new way.

Even if the ideas are rewritten, the source of the idea must be cited and the author given credit.

For further information, see

Video: Plagiarism

Citing Sources

Online documents make it very easy to cut and paste information without thinking and without giving proper credit. Make sure you understand how to cite your sources.

 The OWL at Purdue is an excellent online resource to help you cite properly.

Most library databases can generate citations for articles in common citation formats.

Or you can create your own MLA formatetd citations by consulting your class textbook or reviewing the information at the OWL at Purdue.