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Avoiding Plagiarism Week: Academic referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Venue: Online

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All academic writing contains references - information from other texts that supports your argument. Referencing and citation is how we tell the reader where that information comes from. Learning the conventions of referencing and citation is an essential academic skill. It is also important to understand how and why to use references to support your own ideas.

In this academic writing workshop we will:

- Present and discuss the key concepts of referencing, including: style guides, in-text references, footnotes and reference lists

- Learn how to write references for quotations and paraphrases

- Understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it

This online workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams.

All our workshops are repeated numerous times throughout the academic year. The resources and a recording of this workshop will be available in the Study skills resources section of the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (student login required).

The central study skills team offers a variety of study skills and writing skills workshops.

This is one of the study skills workshop series, which consists of:
1. Time management and organising your studies
2. Procrastination, perfectionism and prioritisation
3. Reading and notemaking for university
4. Mindmapping
5. Critical thinking – what is critical thinking?
6. Critical thinking – building and evaluating academic argument
7. Academic referencing and avoiding plagiarism
8. Summarising, paraphrasing and quoting effectively
9. Zotero academic referencing software - live demonstration
10. Exams and revision strategies
11. How to develop your concentration and focus

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