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  1. Writing Tips By: Theresa Haug Belvin UI100: First-Year Seminar

  2. Writing Tips • What makes you nervous about your writing?

  3. Writing Tips • Biggest mistake college students make with their writing… • Writing like they speak

  4. Writing Tips • Use of prepositions when writing vs. speaking. through about into at over on

  5. Writing Tips • Formatting your papers • 12 point font; Times New Roman • 1” margins on all sides of paper • Use of paragraphs

  6. Writing Tips • The importance of writing in detail. • This is the mark of a good writer! • Think of your favorite writers and their style. • What characteristics do they possess that you admire?

  7. Academic Honesty • Violations of Academic Honesty: • Cheating • Plagiarism

  8. Academic Honesty • Consequences: • Accusing faculty member must contact student to discuss allegation. • Sanctions may include • Faculty imposed sanctions • Additional sanctions such as disciplinary probation or suspension may also be imposed.

  9. Academic Honesty • Tips to avoid Academic Dishonesty: • Begin your assignments early! • Keep careful track of your work. • Read and comprehend material as you go along rather than trying to take the ideas of others. • ALWAYS GIVE PROPER CREDIT WHEN USING OTHER’S WORKS OR IDEAS!

  10. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with the problems longer.” ~Albert Einstein