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Replay: Referencing and common knowledge

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Jenny will be talking about the importance of good academic practice from her perspective as an Academic Conduct Officer.  She will explore what is meant by the term ‘common knowledge’, how to judge whether something is common knowledge or not, and use examples of cases where students have had problems with acknowledging sources.  Jenny will then explain the importance of referencing in assignments, so that a reader can tell what has been written by a student and what has been copied from other sources, and will demonstrate a simple way to do this.

Fiona will be talking about the principles of referencing (in text citation – reference list- findability) and the elements to include in a reference.  In order to demonstrate this she will be showing how to reference something not in the OU Harvard Guide (such as a gravestone) and by special request secondary referencing of AV in module material.

Presentation time: 
Thursday, 1 February, 2018 - 17:00
With: 

Fiona Durham

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Fiona Durham is a Learning and Teaching Librarian supporting STEM subjects, Education and Languages, as well as working on the Library helpdesk and running on line Library training events.  She joined the OU Library in 2001, but has been a serial OU student since 1989, her last module was S1

Jenny Alderman

Jenny Alderman is a Student Experience Manager in the Faculty of Business and Law and manages Associate Lecturers on the Strategy and Corporate Finance modules of the MBA. She has, also, been an Academic Conduct Officer for 11 years and has handled many plagiarism cases.

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