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Would I lie to you?. Understanding Academic Language. Take this quiz. About this Quiz. On each slide you will be presented with a word or phrase and three possible answers, only one of which is correct. Select your answer and see how well you understand academic language.

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would i lie to you

Would I lie to you?

Understanding Academic Language

Take this quiz

about this quiz
About this Quiz
  • On each slide you will be presented with a word or phrase and three possible answers, only one of which is correct.
  • Select your answer and see how well you understand academic language.
  • If you select an incorrect answer you can go back to the previous slide and
  • try again
  • By the end of this quiz you should be able to:
  • Correctly define some commonly used terms and language used in university
  • Understand more about useful library resources

Good Luck!

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Author

An author is:

A person who has published work in a book format

The originator of any written work

A person who practices writing for as a profession

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Author – Your answer

An author is the originator of any written work.

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Not quite – authors are not limited to writing books and are not always published

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Author – Your answer

A person who has published work in a book format

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False – many authors have a different profession but also write for publication……

Like some of your lecturers for example

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Author – Your answer

A person who practices writing as a profession

edition

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Edition

An edition is:

The number indicating how many versions of a book have been published. Each edition is issued at separate times with alternations, amendments or updates

The form or version in which a book is published. For example: a “paper back edition”

The number displayed on all of the identical copies of a limited run of something offered to the public at the same time for example: “edition 64/100”

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Edition - Your answer

The number indicating how many versions a book has been printed.

Each edition is issued at separate times with alterations, amendments or updates

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False – whilst there may be paperback and hardback editions of books, you do not need to specify this in your references

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Edition – Your answer

The form or version in which a book is published. For example: a “paper back edition”

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False – there are “limited editions” which might refer to art reproductions rather than books

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Edition – Your answer

The number displayed on all of the identical copies of a limited run of something offered to the public at the same time for example: “edition 64/100”

shelf mark

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Shelf mark

A shelf mark is:

Labels on the shelves to show where books are

Number on the library catalogue to indicate where the book is located in the collection

Metal hangers to stop books falling over

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Shelf mark – Your answer

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Number on the library catalogue to indicate where the book is located in the collection

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False - these are shelf ends

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Shelf mark - Your answer

Metal hangers to stop books falling over

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Not quite, though be there may be notices at the end of each self showing which number range and subjects the shelves contain

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Shelf mark -Your answer

Labels on the shelves to show where books are

journal article

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Journal Article

A journal article is:

An item of information which is viewed electronically and can be anything from, news item, video clip or podcast

A written work which reports news, analysis or opinion and is published in newspapers and popular magazines

A written work which shares research results, analysis, review and debate and is published in an academic publication

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Journal article - Your answer:

A written work which shares research results, analysis, review and debate and is published in an academic publication

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False - academic articles may be published in electronic and print format but would not include podcasts or video clips

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Journal article - Your answer:

An item of information which is viewed electronically and can be anything from, news item, video clip or podcast

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False - although interesting and informative, items published in newspapers should not be considered as academic articles

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Journal article - Your answer:

A written work which reports news, analysis or opinion and is published in newspapers and popular magazines

academic journal

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Academic Journal

An academic journal is:

Somewhere you can keep your important university dates, available on the VLE

A collection of short articles to entertain the reader or promote a viewpoint

A collection of current research articles written by experts, and published several times a year

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Academic journal - Your answer:

A collection of current research articles written by experts, and

published several times a year

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False - this sounds more like a magazine/news publication

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Academic Journal - Your answer:

A collection of short articles to entertain the reader or promote a viewpoint

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Incorrect

Not quite - that would be an individual's university journal or diary

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Academic journal - Your answer:

Somewhere you can keep your important university dates, available on the VLE

database

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Database

A database is:

The stand which you place on your computer to raise the height of your monitor

A place where you can enter data from questionnaires and interviews

Searchable online resource containing articles and information from journals, conferences, newspapers and magazines

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Database - Your answer:

Searchable online resource containing articles and information from journals, conferences, newspapers and magazines

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Incorrect

False - a database is a great tool but won't help with this problem

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Database - Your answer:

The stand which you place on your computer to raise the height of your monitor

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False - this is a spreadsheet

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Database - Your answer:

A place where you can enter data from questionnaires and interviews

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Peer Review

Peer review is:

Evaluation of scientific, academic or professional work by a community of experts working in the

same field

Evaluation of scientific, academic or professional work by a class of students working on the same module

Looking at the same chapter until your eyes start

to water

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Peer review - Your answer:

Evaluation of scientific, academic or professional work by a community of experts working in the same field

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Not quite - 'Peer' in this case relates to the author's peers, not your own.

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Peer review - Your answer:

Evaluation of scientific, academic or professional work by a class of students working on the same module

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False - A different peer altogether!

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Peer review - Your answer:

Looking at the same chapter until your eyes start to water

wikipedia

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Wikipedia

Wikipedia is:

Free Internet encyclopaedia that is created, maintained and updated by experts in each subject

Is the most authoritative and up to date source of information on the Internet

Free Internet encyclopaedia that is created and maintained by anyone

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Wikipedia - Your answer:

Free Internet encyclopaedia that is created and maintained by anyone

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False - Wikipedia should be used with caution and not cited as a source in assignments

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Wikipedia - Your answer:

The most authoritative and up to date source of information on the Internet

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False - whilst there is some expert input, anyone can create, upload and edit content

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Wikipedia - Your answer:

Free Internet encyclopaedia that is created, maintained and updated by experts in each subject

google scholar

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Google Scholar

Google scholar is:

Someone who is an expert at using Google

The Google search interface

An index of the full text of academic literature across a range of publishing formats and disciplines

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Google Scholar - Your answer:

An index of the full text of academic literature across a range of publishing formats and disciplines

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Not quite - the 'Scholar' refers to content and search feature rather than the person using it

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Google Scholar - Your answer:

Someone who is an expert at using Google

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Not quite - 'Scholar' is a subset of the Google search engine

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Google Scholar - Your answer:

The Google search interface

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Primary Source

A primary source is is:

Evidence created during the time under study - examples include a speech, novel, raw research data or photograph

The latest and most accurate source of information on a particular topic - usually on a website or other online medium

My programme or module VLE area which contains notes and presentations from my course lecturers

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Primary source - Your answer:

Evidence created during the time under study - examples include a speech, novel, raw research data or photograph

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False - this is fine for some current information on a topic but will not always contain original evidence

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Primary source - Your answer:

The latest and most accurate source of information on a particular topic - usually on a website or other online medium

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False - though the VLE is a excellent place to find module teaching and learning materials from lecturers

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Primary source - Your answer:

My programme or module VLE area which contains notes and presentations from my course lecturers

secondary source

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Secondary Source

A secondary source is:

The second most reliable source of information after your lecturer; usually a textbook from the essential reading list

The data generated by Primary research

Interpretation and analysis of primary sources - examples include encyclopaedia, textbooks, review of an art exhibition or an article containing commentary of original research

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Secondary source - Your answer:

Interpretation and analysis of primary sources - examples include encyclopaedia, textbooks, review of an art exhibition or an article containing commentary of original research

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False - Secondary in this case does not relate to the order or reliability of your sources

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Secondary source - Your answer:

The second most reliable source of information after your lecturer; usually a textbook from the essential reading list

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False - this is simply raw data without any interpretation or analysis

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Secondary source - Your answer:

The data generated by Primary research

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Keywords

Keywords are:

The words that achieve the highest word scores in Scrabble

Words, concepts or 'tags' which describe the content or documents or images

Useful academic words or phrases to include in your literature review.

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Keywords – Your answer:

Words, concepts or 'tags' which describe the content of

documents or images

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False - though demonstrating knowledge and understanding of terminology in your subject should help with your marks!

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Keywords – Your answer:

Useful academic words or phrases to include in your literature review

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False - though using Q and Z in a triple word space should help you win!

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Keywords – Your answer:

The words that achieve the highest word scores in Scrabble

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Synonyms

Synonyms are:

A word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase

Words which sound the same, but are spelt differently and have a different meaning

Interaction of two or more people who come together to write a book or article

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Synonyms - Your answer:

A words or phrases that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase

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Almost - that's a homonym

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Synonyms - Your answer:

Words which sound the same, but are spelt differently and have a different meaning

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Incorrect

False - maybe you are thinking of synergy?

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Synonyms - Your answer:

Interaction of two or more people who come together to write a book or article

being critical at university

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Being critical at university

Being critical at university is:

Finding fault in what you have read

Dissing a friend's haircut on the Spotted in the Library Facebook page

Being thoughtful, questioning and not taking things you read and hear at face value

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Being critical at university - Your answer:

Being thoughtful, questioning and not taking things you read and hear at face value

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Not quite - while fault may be found, being critical at university is about asking questions and giving thought to what is read

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Being critical at university - Your answer:

Finding fault in what you have read

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False - that's just being unfriendly!

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Being critical at university - Your answer:

Dissing a friend's haircut on the University's Facebook pages

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Literature Review

A literature review is:

A review of a recently published book, either on radio, TV or in newspaper Sunday supplements

A list of quotes from books and journal articles on a particular topic

An examination and accompanying narrative of the discourse on a particular topic

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Well done

Literature review - Your answer:

An examination and accompanying narrative of the discourse on a particular topic

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False - this type of review is more of a subjective opinion piece

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Literature review - Your answer:

A review of a recently published book, either on radio, TV or in newspaper Sunday supplements

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False - a list of sources and quotes with no narrative is not a review

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Literature review - Your answer:

A list of quotes from books and journal articles on a particular topic

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Qualitative Research

Qualitative research:

Collects, analyses and interprets data by observing what people do and say and typically uses research instruments such as interviews, focus groups and questionnaires

Research methodology which is used to prove or disprove a single theory or hypotheses

Reliable research of a very high quality which is conducted by eminent academic experts

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Qualitative research – Your answer:

Collects, analyses and interprets data by observing what people do and say and typically uses research instruments such as interviews, focus groups and questionnaires

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False - this research methodology seeks to understand and interpret rather than prove or disprove

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Qualitative research – Your answer:

Research methodology which is used to prove or disprove a single theory or hypotheses

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False - qualitative is not the same as high quality

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Qualitative research – Your answer:

Reliable research of a very high quality which is conducted by eminent academic experts

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Quantitative Research

Quantitative research is:

Research whose findings can be presented in a graphical format

An objective, systematic process using numerical data to obtain information about the world.

A method used by lecturers to determine an average mark for students' assignments

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Quantitative research – Your answer:

An objective, systematic process using numerical data to obtain information about the world.

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Incorrect

Not quite - though findings from quantitative research are often presented in this way

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Quantitative research – Your answer:

Research whose findings can be presented in a graphical format

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Incorrect

False - lecturers will examine a range of criteria to determine the quality of your work and therefore your mark

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Quantitative research – Your answer:

A method used by lecturers to determine an average mark for students' assignments

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Sources

Sources are :

Sources are a list of references contained within a document referred to by a citation

Sources are the lines of code a web page is made up of

Sources are people who supply information

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Sources – Your answer:

Sources are a list of references contained within a document referred to by a citation

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Incorrect

Not quite - maybe you are thinking of 'source code‘?

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Sources – Your answer:

Sources are the lines of code a web page is made up of

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Incorrect

False - in this case, but true for journalists and spies!

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Sources – Your answer:

Sources are people who supply information

bibliography

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Bibliography

A bibliography is :

An author's academic credentials

A list of everything the author has read

A list of resources the author has read to inform the content of the article

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Well done

Bibliography – Your answer:

A list of resources the author has read to inform the content of the article

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Incorrect

False - perhaps you are thinking of a biography?

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Bibliography – Your answer:

An author's academic credentials

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Incorrect

False - though that could reveal a lot about the author!

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Bibliography – Your answer:

A list of everything the author has read

reference list

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Reference List

A reference list is :

All the sources listed on your module reading guide

A list of people you put on your job application form

A list all the sources included in the text of assignment

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Reference list - Your answer:

A list all the sources included in the text of assignment

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Incorrect

False - that would be your reading list

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Reference list - Your answer:

All the sources listed on your module reading guide

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Incorrect

False - a different reference altogether

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Reference list - Your answer:

A list of people you put on your job application form

paraphrasing

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Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is :

Replicating a brief segment of the original text and enclosing in quotation marks

Putting a passage from a source into your own words while retaining and communicating the original meaning

Using a excerpt from an original text to create a new phrase or saying

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Well done

Paraphrasing – Your answer:

Putting a passage from a source into your own words while retaining and communicating the original meaning

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False - this is simply repeating and does not demonstrate understanding

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Paraphrasing – Your answer:

Replicating a brief segment of the original text and enclosing in quotation marks

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Incorrect

False – the original meaning would be lost

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Paraphrasing – Your answer:

Using a excerpt from an original text to create a new phrase or saying

plagiarism

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism is :

Presenting someone's work, in part or in whole, as your own

Presenting someone's work, either directly quoting or paraphrasing, with a reference

The scientific study of beaches in France

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Plagiarism – Your answer:

Presenting someone's work, in part or in whole, as your own

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False - providing credit is given to the author with a reference to their work, this is not plagiarism

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Plagiarism – Your answer:

Presenting someone's work, either directly quoting or paraphrasing, with a reference

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Incorrect

False - but nice work if you can get it!

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Plagiarism – Your answer:

The scientific study of beaches in France

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Op Cit

Op Cit is:

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning, "in the opinion of the last author cited". Used to indicate that this is not your own view or opinion

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning, "the opinion of this author is entirely their own and does not reflect this organisation's views"

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning "in the work cited". Used to refer the reader to a previously cited work

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Op Cit - Your answer:

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning "in the work cited". Used to refer the reader to a previously cited work

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Not quite - you are almost right - Try again

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Op Cit - Your answer:

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning, "in the opinion of the last author cited". Used to indicate that this is not your own view or opinion

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False - not sure there is a Latin abbreviation for this!

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Op Cit - Your answer:

An abbreviation of a Latin phrase, meaning, "the opinion of this author is entirely their own and does not reflect this organisation's views"

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Ibid

Ibid is:

The Latin abbreviation to mean "in bibliography", which should appear as a footnote on every page containing the author and date of publication of a cited source.

Latin abbreviation to mean 'in the same place'. Used in citations and references to indicate the same as the last work cited to avoid repetition of the author name and publication date.

The Latin abbreviation to mean "not published", used in citations and references to denote that the work cited has not been formally published.

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Ibid - Your answer:

Latin abbreviation to mean 'in the same place'. Used in citations and references to indicate the same as the last work cited to avoid repetition of the author name and publication date.

Next Question

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False - try again

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Ibid - Your answer:

The Latin abbreviation to mean "in bibliography", which should appear as a footnote on every page containing the author and date of publication of a cited source.

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False - there is no quick abbreviation for this

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Ibid - Your answer:

The Latin abbreviation to mean "not published", used in citations and references to denote that the work cited has not been formally published.

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