Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

Academic Integrity The principles of academic integrity encompass standards of honesty and truth. Each member of the University has a responsibility to uphold the standards and to take action when others violate them.  Academic dishonesty is any form of giving, taking, or prescribing information or material with the intent to…

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Tips for Conducting Research

Choosing & Focusing Your Research Topic Once you have read and understood your assignment, it’s time to choose a topic. Sometimes instructors will have a pre-approved list of topics for you to choose from, but other times you may need to come up with a research topic on your own.…

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Getting started with APA citation

What is APA Style? The term “APA” refers to a style of writing and formatting that was created by the American Psychological Association. A style guide provides a set of rules that govern the format and style of writing, particularly academic or scholarly writing. The purpose of a style guide…

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General Writing Resources

Getting Started Writing an Academic Paper This page will provide you with a variety of resources to help you organize, format, and write your paper.  Remember, that University of Fairfax has adopted the use of the latest edition of the APA Style Manual, which governs the style requirements for your…

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