Plagiarism is an academic offence: Proper citations must be given for all referenced work. Here are some helpful resources:
I don't have a preference on which citation style you use; I only ask that you choose one and use it properly and consistently. If you are at a complete loss on where to start, I suggest using the APA style if your interests lie more in the social sciences (i.d. human geography) and the CSE style if your interests lie more in the natural sciences (i.e. physical geography). Here are some guides that can help you format your citations and references:
Highlight (bold or underline) major words/concepts, e.g.:
Kenya is a democratic country, although in recent years open elections have been marred by political corruption.
One daunting problem facing those in South Asia is the unbalanced sex ratio which is skewed towards males, sometimes heavily.
Proof-read and spell-check your document before you hand it in. If your word processing software highlights a word or phrase as having questionable spelling or grammar, check it out! Either acknowledge to yourself that you are using a foreign word and it is spelled correctly or fix the English spelling/grammar.
You are encouraged to submit your completed assignments to me in an environmentally friendly way, e.g. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printed copies of assignments will always be accepted without penalty.
If you are sending an e-mail, please tag your message with a Subject line that includes the course number (e.g. Geog 100).
If you are submitting a file, please label your file with your name.
Text files that you email to me must be in one of the following formats:
Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
Rich-Text Format (.rtf)
Plain Text (.txt), or
embedded in an e-mail.
I will always acknowledge receipt of electronic submissions by return e-mail, generally with 48 hours. Please contact me personally if you do not receive a receipt acknowledgement.
It is very important that you keep a personal copy of any work you submit in case your first submission is misplaced.
When I have marked your assignment, I will e-mail a copy of the assignment back to you along with your mark and comments (if any).
If you submit a Word file:
I will use Word's "reviewing" features to edit and make comments on your work.
I will only edit and comment on incorrect answers. If your answer is correct, you will generally not see any editing or comments next to it. If your answer is incorrect, I will suggest way(s) to improve it.
If you submit a different file type, I will make my comments in the e-mail that I return to you.
In some cases, the file name of the assignment file that I mail back to you will be slightly modified from the file you originally submitted.
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Last Update: 2011-12-20