Source Material: reporting, paraphrasing, summarising and synthesising information from sources.
Using English for Academic Purposes (UEfAP)
*** Well organised work on integrating source material into your text
Structure - 4 relevant units 9. Plagiarism 10. Reporting 11. References 12. Citation. Also relevant tasks in last unit Exercises.
Content - theoretical knowledge is comprehensive includes difficult ways of integration - synthesising and summarising.
Appearance - attractive, very colourful and clear with some good diagrammatic representations and some entertaining cartoons.
Design - manageable and easy navigation despite the very long scroll downs, so can easily find different sections and do activities.
Instruction - easy to understand, good analysis of different ways of integrating even though quite dry style of explanation. Sometimes explanations too long and information too specific e.g. you may have to scroll through many pages of examples at the word or sentence level. Very good activities, exercises in every section, some interactive with correction or correct model and a test in every unit.
Helpful Hint - Practical but thorough work for all students - do all four units to get good foundation in this area.
Not thorough coverage but good connection of source material integration with other aspects of academic writing.
Structure - In Unit 8 Academic Writing, in one of the Conventions is presented as 'Using Evidence'.
Content - most theoretically sound, as it integrates use of source material with purpose of providing evidence for argument, and also to the development of your own academic voice
Appearance - good and clear layout
Design - interactive and navigation good
Instruction - advantages are the useful model texts and the comparison of good and bad texts, all with teacher annotations; also the exercises and activities with feedback.
Helpful Hint - Although not comprehensive or detailed, this site provides the most useful holistic instruction on this aspect.