ERIC Number: EJ1064839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Helping International Students Succeed Academically through Research Process and Plagiarism Workshops
Chen, Yu-Hui; Van Ullen, Mary K.
College & Research Libraries, v72 n3 p209-235 May 2011
Workshops on the research process and plagiarism were designed to meet the needs of international students at the University at Albany. The research process workshop covered formulating research questions, as well as locating and evaluating sources. The plagiarism workshop focused on acknowledging sources, quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing materials, citation styles, and avoiding plagiarism. The effectiveness of the workshops was measured by administering pre- and post-tests and by interviewing students several months after the workshops. The results showed that students achieved significant improvement for both the research process and plagiarism by attending the training, and they continued to apply new skills several months later.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Plagiarism, Workshops, Pretests Posttests, Interviews, Citations (References), Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Cultural Influences, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), College Students, Tutors, Scores, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York