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Summarising, Paraphrasing & Quotes

As we’ve all encountered at one time or another, plagiarism continues to run rampant in the EAP and university classroom.  For a variety of reasons, students hand in their essays–supposedly theirs–proudly thinking it’ll receive high praise. Yet with a failing (or even gradeless) paper, students either pretend to be shocked or are genuinely surprised.  This begs the question:  did you teach them what plagiarism is and how to avoid it?  It’s worth it.

For those who like to use Powerpoint in their academic skills classes, we’ve put together a presentation to facilitate your lesson on avoiding plagiarism.  It introduces, both with written and visual examples, how to directly quote, paraphrase and summarise from an original text.  Please download it, the handout and font below.  Share it with everyone, but don’t say you made it or we’ll find you.

This file was designed for Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 (though it will still open with version 2007) and utilises the “Another Typewriter” font.  Ensure you view the presentation in slideshow mode so that you can see the animations, which are used as meaningful content, as well as the slides and notes pages.  The information for the last slide is taken from the handout, which we stole.  No wait, we did cite the source–a sign of relief there!

Avoiding Plagiarism  – PPTX 2010 presentation
Summarising, Paraphrasing & Quoting – handout
Another Typewriter font

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[…] In our last post, we shared a presentation (and a pretty snazzy one if we do say so) to facilitate your lessons on avoiding plagiarism by directly quoting, paraphrasing and summarising. […]


Awesome blog, I hadn’t come across previously in my searches!
Continue the wonderful work!


Hey 🙂 Mind if I link this in my blog?

Kenny Boehmke

Great article. Waiting for more.

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