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ECA VII 4TH QTR PT REVIEWER

PLAGIARISM

* Copying without acknowledging the creator

* Presenting another's ideas (intellectual property) as your own

* Academic taboo

* Has harsh consequences especially in higher grades

* What Constitutes Plagiarism?

1. Quoting source without quotation marks even if you cite a source

2. Buying a term paper online or downloading one for free

3. Copying or using work done by a student

4. Citing sources you did not us

5. Turning in the same paper for more than one class w/o permission of both teachers

SUMMARIZING

* Broad overview of a passage

* Main idea in your own words with only the crucial information stated

* Condensed, focused and main point of the passage

PARAPHRASING

* Passage in your own words

* Rephrasing without leaving out important details

* May be longer than the original

* Based on your understanding of the passage

* Your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form

* Legitimate way (when accompanied by accurate documentation) to borrow from a source

* A more detailed restatement than summary

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

* Has the discussion of the following:

1. Presentation of the Problem

2. Rationale of the Study (Reason)

3. Desire to have a deeper and clearer understanding of a citation

4. To find a better way of doing something or improving a product

5. Desire to discover something

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM AND OBJECTIVES

* Elements of the Research

1. Purpose of the Problem - WHY

2. Topic - WHAT

3. Place - WHERE

4. Time - WHEN

5. Population - WHO

* Guidelines

1. Answers to each question must contribute to the development of the study

2. Problem should be formulated before research is conducted

3. Sub- problems should be interrogative

4. Each question must be clear

5. Specific questions are researchable apart from the other questions

6. Summing up answers to all specific questions will give a complete development of the entire study

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

* Value/ importance of the study

DEFINITION OF TERMS

* List of words frequently used in your research or study with their meaning

SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS

* Contains the extent and weaknesses of the research

CHAPTER 2: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

* Related literature is composed of discussions of facts and principles to which the present study is related

* Importance, Purposes and Functions

1. Serves as the foundation of your studies

2. Guides researchers in searching for a better research topic

3. Helps researchers understand the topic better

4. Ensures that there will be no duplication of other studies

5. Helps and guides researchers in locating more sources of related information

6. Helps and guides you in making comparisons between your findings and other researchers' related findings

* Characteristics of Materials to be Used

1. Recent as possible

2. Relevant to the study

3. Objective and unbiased

4. Based on original and true data to make it valid

5. Not too few nor too many

* Sources

1. Books, almanacs, encyclopedias and other general reference books

2. Articles published in journals and other periodicals

3. Speeches, letters

4. Unpublished research papers

5. Laws of the government

6. School records, especially report of activities

7. Music videos, artworks, graphs, etc.

* Ways of Citing Sources

1. By author or writer

2. By topic

* What to Cite (paraphrased/summarized)

1. Major findings

2. Ideas

3. Generalizations

4. Principles

5. Conclusions

CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

DESCRIPTIVE RESEARCH

* Describes what "is"

* Involves description, recording, analysis, and interpretation of the data gathered about a condition being studied

* It is fact-finding with adequate interpretation

* Simple

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