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This guide is chock full of tutorials that will show you how to create an account, work with projects, create citations, and do other research tasks in NoodleTools
Your Assignment & Rubric for Grading
Guidelines & Rubric for Culture Festival Project - This is your guide to what goes into the project. Follow it closely to ensure you include all requirements in your final project. Periodically revisit the rubric to ensure you are meeting the highest standards for your research, writing, documentation of sources, mechanics and formatting.
NOTE: You are required to use NoodleTools (see NoodleTools Links box in this guide, at left) to create a list of your sources cited in APA style (you may also reference the APA Citation Style Resources box at bottom right on this page). Please use NoodleTools to properly cite all images, database articles, websites, personal interviews, etc. Essentially, anything that is not your own words, thoughts or work must be cited whether you use direct quotes or paraphrase. You may also use NoodleTools to take notes and create an outline for your project (optional).
Presentation Instructions - Important information to keep in mind when recording your video and planning your presentation.
How to Avoid Plagiarism LibGuide
How to Use This Guide
This LibGuide contains information and resources for faculty and students to learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Click on the tabs to find various resources that will help you understand what plagiarism means and tips on avoiding plagiarism. If you need help, please contact your teacher or Library Media Specialist.
What is Plagiarism?
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
Source: P.org sponsored by Turnitin
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APA Citation Style Resources