Course media: Any webcast videos or DVDs that you will use in your course.
Course materials: Resources created specifically for a course (study notes, lecture notes, and handouts).
Scholarly writing: Type of writing used in academics (also called academic writing), that includes formal tone and vocabulary, careful citation, and original thought.
Critical thinking: The active process of evaluating and connecting the information you read.
American Psychological Association (APA) style: A set of standards in the social sciences fields that address (1) crediting sources; (2) document formatting; and (3) writing style and organization.
Academic integrity: The proper citation of the information and ideas you borrow from sources, including proper paraphrasing and citing of sources.
Plagiarism: Representing a source's information as your own work, most commonly seen in inadequate citing of sources, as well as incorrect paraphrasing or direct copying and pasting of phrasing.
Paraphrasing: Restating, condensing, or clarifying a source's original information in your own words.
Turnitin (TII): A program that compares student work against journals, books, and websites searching for a "similarity index" that will identify pieces of text that are similar to sources in the TII database. TII reports can help us properly credit and paraphrase sources.