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Library holds program on plagiarism for Academic Integrity Week

Dustin Kiggins, Staff Writer

In recognition of Academic Integrity Week on Wednesday, librarians from Ethel K. Library presented students with tips on how to avoid plagiarism when doing research and writing papers for class and future careers.

The presenters showed examples to students on plagiarism in music to see if the students understood the difference between what was and wasn’t plagiarized. This was so they had an idea of what to look for when presented with a written work.

“Music is different because there are only a few beat patterns that are used a lot,” said Amee Odem, a Wingate librarian. “If you are doing a parody of a song that is fine but if you want to use someone else’s song in part or entirely you must ask for permission first and pay royalties.”

The ability to properly cite other works when writing is important because it gives proper credit to the author of the original work.

“You need to treat citations as a conversation that you’re having with others,” said Kevin Winchester, director of the writing center. “When you cite works and then write your own you are joining the conversation and then contributing to it by writing your own  that will one day be cited as a source in another work.”

With citations you can also trace back the history of cited works and find things that you may have never seen before.

“Citation chaining is a neat trick where you can jump from one work to the next just by following their works cited sources,” Winchester said. “I’ve spent hours just going through other works to see all of the other works that someone else already cited.”

In order to emphasize the importance of citing, the presenters told several stories about people who didn’t properly cite their works and it ended their career. Odom told the story of Joseph Netti and Anil Potti who fabricated research data collected during their cancer study.

“The cancer society had funded their project at Duke University and they were fabricating data,” Odom said. “They were conducting studies with data that wasn’t properly verified and cited which was a problem since they were conducting studies on patients.”

This led to Duke University and the researchers to lose all scientific credibility that they once had. “Use this as an example as to what can happen if you don’t use proper citation methods.” Winchester chimed in.

The presenters advised students that changing one word in a portion of a work or using outside sources need to be cited.

“If you use anything from another work that is a direct quote, summary or paraphrase you need to cite it,” Winchester said. “There needs to be a path of search results showing you cited your work properly. The best thing to do is to keep a running citation of all the works you used in a paper,” Winchester said, “along with a bibliography of all the sources that you may have considered to ensure you aren’t plagiarizing.”
A representative of the honor council noted that when it comes to plagiarism, ignorance isn’t bliss.

Photo Source: Al Young

Edited by: Brea Childs

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Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

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Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

 

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Edited by: Brea Childs

The Answer to Everything

Celestia Randolph, Staff Writer

Duke University professor Michael Munger spoke to Wingate students about the likeliness of a near future wherein people enjoyed a “Sharing” and “Middle-Man” economy. The answer to his every question at the Tomorrow 3.0 lecture last Thursday evening was “transactions cost”. 

A middleman economy, Munger explained, is “a system in which entrepreneurs sold reductions in transaction cost”. An example of such an exchange might be a situation in which a person, intending to

transfer an item to a buyer, is deterred by the cost of shipping, packaging, etc., but with the presence of a middleman to reduce the cost of the transfer, the exchange is and profitable for all three people involved.

The second marketing style, a sharing economy, involves selling “access to a product or service desired by consumers to an excess capacity.” Our generation is already familiar with this concept. Munger explained that business such as Uber are introducing this concept to Europeans and now, to American millennials.

Such businesses maximize the public’s access to reusable services, lessening the need for individual modes of the same thing. This allows groups of consumers desiring the same service to rent or enjoy temporary access to what they need. Rather than spend money on storage for items or things they do not constantly require, people will profit from sharing or renting the same product to others. 

However, people of the current and previous generations are not as keen on embracing such ideas. Why? In any transference system, there are three pivotal factors to consider, Munger explained. Triangulation, transfer, and honesty. 

Triangulation refers to the terms of consumer and provider identity, location and price conditions community. The means of transfer and the honesty of both parties are also crucial to any sales or exchange. Therefore, a system involving constant dealings with strangers seems a bit overwhelming.

In such a communal society, the ideal mode of transferring goods would be exchange. Giving or simply selling products leaves one party with less than the other, but an exchange mutually benefits both parties. 

In that way there is no change in the total wealth of either trading partner and each gets what he prefers out of the deal. In such a unified society, it is clear that although there may be some drastic changes, people will become much more conscious of each other, as well as the importance of interpersonal communications and adapting to cultural progressivism.

Photo courtesy of econ.duke.edu

Edited by: Brea Childs

 

New campus organization helps find internships for students

Internship Opportunities at Wingate

Cierra Smith, Staff Writer

As college students may know, the idea of getting out into the workforce once graduating can be stressful in itself. So, when looking for internships, the stress can be just as daunting.

Most college students feel as if they have to get an internship that directly pertains to their major, but in reality, it is better for them to look into internships from a variety of focuses in order to truly understand what it is that they want to do once graduating.

The task of looking for internships can be easy for some, but also difficult for others, so it helps to have resources around that can aid you in doing so. Here at Wingate, there is a special on-campus organization geared directly towards aiding students in finding internships that fit their career goals and also help them with all other elements surrounding postgraduate careers; the Center for Vocations, Internships, and Career Services (CVICS).

CVICS, which was formerly known as just the Office of Internships and Career Services, is an on-campus organization that is here to help students in any way they can deal with the stresses surrounding their future careers.

With CVICS, you are assigned a career adviser based on your major, who help you in the planning process for your careers.

Some of the things that the career advisers help with are devising job search strategies, exploring careers, finding internship opportunities, preparation for graduate school and interviews, as well as writing resumés and cover letters. When it comes to internship opportunities here at Wingate, there are an abundance of them and for a great variety of majors.

When taking internships, regardless of if whether its on-campus or off-campus, you can receive academic credit for your experience. Once you get an internship, you are assigned a faculty internship supervisor who offers you support and guidance throughout the duration of your internship.

All of the internships offered at Wingate can differ depending on who supervises you, but all-in-all, you still gain great experience that can easily catapult you into a great career once graduating.

In the past, Wingate students have worked as interns at a wide variety of accredited companies and organizations. On CVICS website www.wingate.edu/internships-career-services, you can find an extensive list of companies and organizations that Wingate students have interned at in the past and from that particular list, you can see what majors directly coincide with those internships.

In addition to that, they also have a list of of internships that are available now for students to apply for if they are looking into getting an internship this academic year.

If Wingate students are in the need of an internship or career service advising they can set up an appointment with CVICS by filling out a short form on their website that was previously mentioned or email Sharon Robinson with all of their questions.

Edited by: Sara Gunter