Who Struggles with Academic Literacy? Challenging Common Assumptions of which Students Engage in Plagiarism

Marilyn Kell, Robyn Gregson

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    Abstract

    This paper reports unexpected findings arising from the evaluation of an online tutorial designed to assist students in preparing their assignments at the University of Western Sydney. The tutorial attempts to fill a gap that cannot be met in universities struggling in the current fiscal and aims to help students produce quality work free of plagiarism. Using a mixed methods approach, we found that students in general struggle to understand academic writing and referencing and that a freely available online resource is beneficial.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)100-110
    Number of pages11
    JournalThe University of the Fraser Valley Research Review
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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