Last updated 10/4/2016
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Audio: The Avoiding Bias module teaches students about what bias is and strategies for avoiding it. In particular, students will learn how to use people-first language, sources, and pronouns to avoid bias, along with how to avoid generalizations.
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Audio: This module might be a good fit if you are new to academic writing, want to learn strategies for avoiding bias in your writing, or are interested in learning more about people-first language, using pronouns, and avoiding generalizations.
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Audio: This interactive, self-paced module includes a premodule quiz, five tutorials, a postmodule quiz, and a certificate of completion. Once you complete the premodule quiz, the five tutorials will become available. In these tutorials you’ll learn how APA defines bias and how to use APA to avoid bias through (1) avoiding generalizations; (2) using people-first language; (3) using specific word choice; and (4) reducing bias based on gender and sexuality.
Once you complete the tutorials, take the postmodule quiz until you pass with an 80% score, at which time you can save a certificate of completion.
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Audio: Avoiding bias is important for any writer in accurately and fairly representing people and maintaining credibility in your writing. When you’re ready to start learning about avoiding bias, register for and complete this module!
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