Plagiarism and Academic Literacies: The Case of Iranian Graduate Students of Agricultural Sciences

Mahmood Reza Atai; Esmat Babaii; Elahe Fazlollahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 170-145

  The problem of plagiarism has been a hot issue of concern to the academic community in recent years. In this study, we probed the factors which overtly or covertly lead to plagiarism growth among graduate students of agricultural sciences in Iran. To this end, we investigated the perceptions of 187 graduate ...  Read More

Perspectives of L2 graduate students and their professors about students' academic writing practices: Patchwriting or plagiarism?/

Naser Rashidi; Mohamad Rahimi; Farzaneh Dehghan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 96-81

  Writing academic texts is a challenging endeavour for novice L2 writers, which causes them to rely heavily on the original texts. Some studies have differentiated intentional acts of fraud (like plagiarism) from patchwriting which they claim is unintentional source text reliance. However, others have ...  Read More

Examining the Interactional Metadiscourse Markers in Iranian MA Applied Linguistics Theses

Saeed Rezaei; Masoumeh Estaji; Mahdi Hasanpour

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, , Pages 71-43

  One of the most salient written academic outputs a university student has the opportunity to create is a thesis which is regarded as “a complex student-produced research genre” (Lee & Casal, 2014). In order to compare the rhetorical features and preferences of distinct discourse communities ...  Read More