Synopses & Reviews
As college deans and faculty are well aware, cheating and plagiarism have become an epidemic. Some students deliberately download papers, while others break rules they simply don't understand. Unfortunately, there have been no reliable guides to aid students, faculty, and teaching assistants in navigating these challenging issues. Now, there's help. Charles Lipson, a distinguished scholar and teacher who has coached thousands of students in the basics of honest work, provides clear, accessible, and often humorous advice on all aspects of college studies, from papers and exams to study groups and labs.
In the first part of the book, Lipson outlines three core principles of academic honesty and explores how these principles inform all aspects of college work. He discusses plagiarism in detail, outlining an ingenious note-taking system and offering guidelines for quoting and paraphrasing. Careful attention is paid to online research, including the perils of "dragging and dropping" text without proper citation. These chapters include numerous tips, all highlighted for students, on how to work honestly and study effectively.
The second part of the book gives a full account of citation styles in the humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences, as well as in pre-professional studies. Filled with examples, these chapters show students exactly how to cite books, journals, edited volumes, Web sites, online publications, and much more—in every citation style imaginable.
By clearly communicating the basic principles of academic honesty and exploring these principles in action, Doing Honest Work in College promotes genuine learning and academic success. This must-have reference empowers faculty and students to address questions about academic honesty before problems arise. It will be the book students turn to for advice from their first class to their final exam.
Distinguished scholar and teacher Charles Lipson provides clear, accessible, and often humorous advice on honesty in all aspects of college studies, from papers and exams to study groups and labs.
About the Author
Charles Lipson is professor and director of undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, as well as How to Write a BA Thesis and Cite Right, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Table of Contents
I. ACADEMIC HONESTY
1. The Three Principles of Academic Honesty
2. Academic Honesty from Your First Class to Your Final Exam
3. Plagiarism and Academic Honesty
II. CITATIONS: A QUICK GUIDE
4. The Basics of Citation
5. Chicago (or Turabian) Citations
6. MLA Citations for the Humanities
7. APA Citations for the Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Business
8. CSE Citations for the Biological Sciences
9. AMA Citations for the Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing
10. ACS Chemistry Citations
11. Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy Citations
12. Mathematics and Computer Science Citations
13. Bluebook Legal Citations
14. FAQs about All Reference Styles