Research Diagnostics Instructions and Guidelines
Academic misconduct, and in particular plagiarism, can result in serious penalties. It is important that you know when and how to properly give credit to ideas, information, or data that was created by others. Learning when and how to properly cite your sources is an important skill that you will use throughout your university career.
Due Date: You must complete the Research Diagnostics (see instructions below) before 8 a.m. on the day of your LAB #2 to avoid mark penalties.
Mark Value: If you do not complete the exercise as outlined below before Lab #2 or do not spend sufficient time or effort completing it up to 3% (one grade point) will be deducted from
your final grade in the course.
You must complete:
1. five tutorials:
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (APA): Overview (8 slides)
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (APA): Quotation (15 slides)
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (APA): Paraphrase (10 slides)
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (APA): Summary (9 slides)
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial (APA): Extended Analysis (14 slides)
These tutorials are to be read and reviewed BEFORE you attempt the quizzes. If not, you
will score lower on the quizzes and have a much higher chance of being subject to doing
follow-up exercises. Also, failure to read through these tutorials will result in mark
2. two quizzes:
Integrating Resources Quiz
Understanding the Research Assignment Quiz
Note: You may use your lab manual and other resources while completing the quizzes. It
will take approximately 90 minutes to complete all of the quizzes and tutorials. You do
not have to complete them all at once, as long as you complete them all before 8 a.m. on
the morning of your Lab #2. In order to stop and start completing the quizzes and
tutorials, you must follow the exact same process each time that is outlined below.
To enter the website and begin:
1. Go to the Pearson website www.pearsoncustom.com/can/wlu_mybuslab
2. Click Login in the “Returning Users” box.
; Enter your Login Name and Password in the fields provided.
; Click Login.
NOTE: Only certain Internet Browsers are compatible with this website.
If you are a PC user, please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome If you are a Mac user, please use Safari or Google Chrome
Regardless of your computer type, please avoid the use of Firefox!!!
3. Click on the logo.
Instructions for completing tutorials:
1. Click on Research Self-Assessment Diagnostics in the upper left hand section of the Home
2. Click on the > next to Research box on the left of your screen (it will turn into a down
arrow when you do). A list of topics will appear.
3. Click on Avoiding Plagiarism, then click on APA. A list of items will appear on your screen.