ACADEMIC ENGLISH

ACADEMIC REFERENCING & STYLE

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TABLE of CONTENTS
Academic Referencing & Style

1. FAQs
1. What is academic referencing?
2. Why do I need to worry about academic referencing? I'll probably never need it once I leave university.
3. Academic referencing looks hard to learn. Do I really have to remember all those rules?
4. Why is academic vocabulary so important?
5. Why do I need to use quotes?
6. What is plagiarism?
Flash Quiz
7. How can I manage my time?
Video

2. GLOSSARY
List of Vocabulary used in this course
Flash Quiz

3. ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
Examples of academic and non-academic vocabulary
Academic Word List
QUIZZES 1 2 & 3 (Academic Vocabulary)

4. CAUTION (sweeping statements)
Academic writing is cautious.
Words that lack caution
Cautious words
Examples of cautious and non-cautious sentences
Flash Quiz
QUIZZES 4 & 5 - (Cautious Language)

5. COMMON ERRORS
List of Errors
QUIZZES 6, 7, & 8 - (Common Errors)

6. PLAGIARISM
What is plagiarism?
Degrees of plagiarism
5 Basic rules to help you avoid it
Reading & Flash Quiz 1
Reading & Flash Quiz 2

7. REFERENCING - APA QUOTATIONS
PART ONE
What is a citation?
Why use citations?
What information is needed?
How to cite correctly - The basics
QUIZZES 9 & 10 - (Referencing)

PART TWO
No date? Two or more authors? No authors?
Page numbers
How to cite Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian & Sikh names
Where to find referencing information on documents
Examples
QUIZZES 11 & 12 - (Referencing)


8. REFERENCING - APA - PARAPHRASING
PART ONE
What is paraphrasing?
How do you cite when you paraphrase?
PART TWO
When do we paraphrase?
Flash Quiz
PART THREE
What do you think? Plagiarism or not?
Flash Quiz
QUIZZES 13, 14, & 15 - (Referencing)

9. REFERENCING - APA - LIST OF REFERENCES
What is a list of references?
What information is needed?
QUIZZES 16 & 17 - (Referencing)

10. INTEGRATING QUOTES & PARAPHRASE
Basic rules for using quotes and paraphrase
Provide context for a quote
Useful Vocabulary for introducing a quote
QUIZZES 18 & 19 - (Integrating)

11. REFERENCING - APA - SUMMARY
Summary
Intext citations
Practice
QUIZ 20 - (Referencing)

12. EVALUATING RESOURCES
Finding Resources
Wikipedia
Plagiarism
Tips for finding good information
Consider the accuracy of your source
Examples of unreliable sources
Using your library
Flash Quiz
Examples of problems when considering the usefulness of a source
QUIZ 21 - (Evaluating Sources)

13. TIPS FOR ACADEMIC WRITING
Tip One - 1st & 2nd person pronouns
Tip Two - Complex sentences
Tip Three - Signposting & Linking
QUIZZES - 22, 23, & 24 (Signposting & Linking)
Tip Four - Read questions carefully
Tip Five - Answer the question
Tip Six - Be very, very careful when taking notes
Video - Note-Taking 1
Video - Note-Taking 2

14. USING MS Word AS A REFERENCING TOOL
Using MS Word as a referencing tool