4. Promote academic writing and referencing skills
Encouraging your students to develop academic writing and referencing skills is an important and positive strategy in preventing unintentional plagiarism.
All students must learn the skills of paraphrasing, summarising, quoting and referencing in the style/s appropriate for their study area.
The Study and Learning Centre (SLC) and the Library provide training resources designed to help students develop the necessary academic writing and referencing skills.
Advise your students which referencing styles they must use for each new assessment task and point them to:
The Learning Lab: Writing skills (SLC)
It covers the essential writing skills, including paraphrasing and referencing.
iSearch: Reference tutorial (Library)
Introduces students to quoting, paraphrasing, reference lists, bibliographies, citing non-English information and EndNote.
Referencing and EndNote (Library)
The Easy Cite referencing tool contains referencing examples for the main styles used at RMIT. A full selection of styles is also available in Word document format.
Remember to set a good example by using correct referencing techniques in all your course materials.