In any assignment, the correct use of the style of referencing is important in order to avoid plagiarism. There are many styles available. However, the style used in this college is the Harvard Referencing Style. You are required to follow this style, unless otherwise stated by your lecturer. An assignment should contain appropriate in-text citation and a list of references (in alphabetical order).
Referencing is a way of demonstrating the ideas or information from a number of sources you have used in your assignments or written work to avoid plagiarism. Usually there are two parts:
A reference or citation is required when you:
|Title||X||X (of the article)||X (of the page)|
|X (of the journal)|
|Site||X (the website it belongs to)|
|URL||X (if applicable)||X (if applicable)||X|
|Date||X (if applicable)||X (if applicable)||X (date viewed)|
Sample (in-text citation and list of references)
Educators are like orchestra conductors, keeping the tempo and rhythm of a lesson. Just like an orchestra consists of many different types of musical instruments, any class is a potpourri of students. The purely traditional teacher-centered mode of teaching is not always effective in imparting knowledge to a diversity of learners. In this mode of teaching, the students become passive learners. To encourage students to become active learners, student- centered teaching is preferred. This paper focuses on classroom discourse and technology use.
‘A strong relationship exists between language and thinking…’ (Arends 2012, p.432). Kosminsky and Kosminksky (2003, cited in Arends 2012) noted that classroom discussion, where by there is social interaction, helps students learn how to think, analyse and solve problems. Similarly, for Kolb (1984), ‘learner-centered learning’ is student participation in the learning and teaching process, where students themselves engage with and, to an extent, create their own learning experience. Rowe (1986, p.43) summarised it as follows:
To grow, a complex thought system requires a great deal of shared experience and conversation. It is in talking about what we have done and observed, and in arguing about what we make of our experiences, that ideas multiply, become refined and finally produce new questions and further explorations.
Results and Discussion
Classroom participation and technology promote interaction, clarify issues and provides hands on environment. Their importance is evident in the final results of students.
Arends, RI 2012, Learning to teach, 9th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Examples on slides
Examples of tables or diagrams
If an entire table or diagram were taken, the reference should be as follows:
Note: If the table or diagram has been modified or extracted from a source, then the word Source: should be changed to Adapted from:
(Source: Sweeney, Williams & Anderson 2006, p.12)
Avoid citing unreliable sources in your assignment. Even if they are very informative, they are deemed to be untrustworthy. Evaluate the reliability and credibility of the source before deciding whether to cite any source.
Example of potentially unreliable sources:
|ed. or eds||editor or editors|
|et al.||This means 'and others'; used in in-text citations when there are more than three authors|
|n.p.||no place of publication|
|trans.||translator or translated by|
Correct referencing is an essential way to avoid plagiarism. Harvard referencing style is used in the college. Students are required to follow the guide below to prepare citation for their assignments.
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