Citation matters: two essays on the student journey of citation and how Google Scholar and the principle of least effort can affect academic writing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335945
Title:
Citation matters: two essays on the student journey of citation and how Google Scholar and the principle of least effort can affect academic writing
Authors:
Natt, Avtar ( 0000-0002-3935-598X )
Abstract:
The paper consists of two short essays on citation matters. The aim is to get the academy thinking about citing and referencing from a student point of view. The first essay (on the student journey of citation) is an attempt of a framework for the academic writer, from the time they are an undergraduate student to an academic researcher. The worldview of citing and referencing is argued to develop in accordance to academic level. The second essay is on academic writing and the principle of least effort. With a few searches on Google Scholar, cyberplagiarism and the pilfering of citation context was demonstrated. With emphasis on patchwriting, the temptation of the academic writer to corner cut is not argued as being exclusive to students but more apparent by students. Technology is also argued to create a conflict for the academic writer showing a path where they can reduce effort.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Natt, A. (2013) 'Citation matters: Two essays on the student journey of citation and how google scholar and the principle of least effort can affect academic writing', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (2), pp.40-46.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335945
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-2/citation-matters-two-essays-on-the-student-journey-of-citation-and-how-google-scholar-and-the-principle-of-least-effort-can-affect-academic-writing
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 3; Issue 2
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorNatt, Avtaren
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T12:40:55Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-21T12:40:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.citationNatt, A. (2013) 'Citation matters: Two essays on the student journey of citation and how google scholar and the principle of least effort can affect academic writing', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (2), pp.40-46.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335945-
dc.description.abstractThe paper consists of two short essays on citation matters. The aim is to get the academy thinking about citing and referencing from a student point of view. The first essay (on the student journey of citation) is an attempt of a framework for the academic writer, from the time they are an undergraduate student to an academic researcher. The worldview of citing and referencing is argued to develop in accordance to academic level. The second essay is on academic writing and the principle of least effort. With a few searches on Google Scholar, cyberplagiarism and the pilfering of citation context was demonstrated. With emphasis on patchwriting, the temptation of the academic writer to corner cut is not argued as being exclusive to students but more apparent by students. Technology is also argued to create a conflict for the academic writer showing a path where they can reduce effort.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-3-issue-2/citation-matters-two-essays-on-the-student-journey-of-citation-and-how-google-scholar-and-the-principle-of-least-effort-can-affect-academic-writingen
dc.subjectcitationen
dc.subjectacademic writingen
dc.subjectprinciple of least efforten
dc.subjectcyberplagiarismen
dc.subjectpatchwritingen
dc.subjectGoogle Scholaren
dc.titleCitation matters: two essays on the student journey of citation and how Google Scholar and the principle of least effort can affect academic writingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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