Academic Integrity Understanding
What is Academic Integrity? Academic Integrity is the ethical use of other people’s ideas and work to support, comment upon or add to your own ideas.
This is a quotation from that passage. There are several places where you can place a quotation. It can be positioned within your paragraph at the beginning, middle or end.
Note that the writer has not used all the words from the quotation, but has left a few out. When you do this you need to place three dots in your quotation to indicate that you have left some words out. This is called ellipsis and will be addressed in this seminar in the section addressing quotations in more detail.
Conflict refers to hostile or antagonistic interaction in which one party attempts to thwart the intentions or goals of another. Conflict is natural and occurs in all teams and organizations. However, too much conflict can be destructive, tear relationships apart, and interfere with the healthy exchange of ideas and information needed for team development and cohesiveness (Koehler 1984, 121).
Quote: “Conflict refers to … antagonistic interaction in which one party attempts to thwart the … goals of another” (Koehler 1984, 121).
Position within your paragraph – beginning, middle or end
Referencing is part of a much bigger picture.
When you work on an essay or report, you usually begin by choosing your topic. Then you might examine source texts. From these you could make notes, summaries or concept maps. After this you write up your assignment, but you always keep your original or stated topic in mind.
This process is not always one-way, but can flow backwards and forwards depending on where you are up to or how you like to work. For example, you may write part of your essay and then take some more notes before writing the next section.
Referencing your sources clearly, thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with the referencing style guide supplied by your school or allocated to that assignment, is an important and essential part of this process.
Click on the Writing from Sources link in the right-hand menu.