The APA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the American Psychological Association. The APA Style is on its 7th Edition and used in the disciplines of Psychology and other Sciences, Healthcare, Business, and Education.
The 9th Edition of the APA Style Manual is available on the shelf at the call number listed above and also behind the Circulation Desk.
These websites will be invaluable to you when working with APA. Consult them often.
MLA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the Modern Language Association. MLA Style is currently in its 9th Edition. It is generally used by students and scholars working within disciplines related to language and literature but is also used in many other humanities disciplines.
The 9th Edition of the MLA Style Manual is available on the shelf at the call number listed above and also behind the Circulation Desk.
The Turabian citation style, based on the manual written by Kate Turabian, is a condensed version of Chicago citation style from The Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian is designed for student papers whereas the Chicago style includes additional information for authors who are in the process of publishing. Chicago/Turabian is currently in its 17th Edition.
Signal phrases help introduce quotations and/or paraphrased information into your writing. Using signal phrases makes your academic writing more sophisticated and clearer to the reader. The use of signal phrases helps to identify the writer of the quotation and/or paraphrased information as well as adding in-text citation information in a less intrusive manner.
These sites that walk you through how to incorporate a signal phrase and give you many examples of signal phrase verbs from which to choose.
Dropped quotations, those quotes that are inserted into your writing as a stand alone sentence, are confusing to a reader and show evidence of unsophisticated writing skills. By including a signal phrase in the sentence which contains the quote, you make the intent of the quote much more evident to the reader and you incorporate the in-text citation information in a less intrusive, more polished manner.
Plagiarism is the intentional and unattributed theft of others' words, ideas or work. Its purpose is to misrepresent others' intellectual property as the plagiarist's own work. Plagiarism is undertaken with the intent to misrepresent the work as one's own and to deceive the recipient(s) of that work. Plagiarism is the most egregious form of cheating. An instructor making the charge of plagiarism has the burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence. Because of the severity of the accusation and potential consequences, no accusation of plagiarism shall be made without proof or compelling evidence.
Any accusation of plagiarism must be supported by the original or a copy of the plagiarized document(s) and/or other compelling evidence.
All shall be considered compelling evidence and acceptable grounds for an accusation of plagiarism to proceed.
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following:
The intention of the University of Mount Olive is not to unjustly accuse students of plagiarism. Therefore, it is important to understand what plagiarism is not. Plagiarism is not
The key concept of plagiarism is the intent to deceive. Without the demonstrable intent to deceive, the issue of plagiarism does not exist.