Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students

Raihanah Mohd Mydin, Ruzy Suliza Hashim, Arezou Zalipour, Muhamad Azri Mustaffa

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Abstract

Writing critical essays is an integral part of the undergraduates' learning experience especially within the Literature in English programme at the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Every literature course including Critical Appreciation, Gender Identities and Selected Literary Works, which were the focus of this research project, requires the learners to discuss and present in written form pertinent issues in an analytical and engaging way using relevant citations from published materials. However, we found that our learners face significant problems in these areas. Some of the problems were rudimentary and could be dealt with through personal consultation. Nonetheless, most of the problems faced by our learners appeared more fundamental including the inability to discuss the issues in a critical manner, lack of paraphrasing skills and doing correct in-citations, purely summarizing the text without creating relevance with the topic and committing acts of plagiarism. As an intervention strategy, we incorporated and expanded certain available approaches that assist students to acquire the main skills they require in order to develop educated responses and write critical essays for literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages517-521
Number of pages5
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Critical response
  • Literary writing
  • Plagarism
  • Writing sub-skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Mohd Mydin, R., Hashim, R. S., Zalipour, A., & Mustaffa, M. A. (2011). Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 517-521) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.075

Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students. / Mohd Mydin, Raihanah; Hashim, Ruzy Suliza; Zalipour, Arezou; Mustaffa, Muhamad Azri.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 517-521.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohd Mydin, R, Hashim, RS, Zalipour, A & Mustaffa, MA 2011, Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 517-521, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.075
Mohd Mydin R, Hashim RS, Zalipour A, Mustaffa MA. Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18. 2011. p. 517-521 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.075
Mohd Mydin, Raihanah ; Hashim, Ruzy Suliza ; Zalipour, Arezou ; Mustaffa, Muhamad Azri. / Developing a critical response, avoiding plagiarism among undergraduate students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 517-521
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