Webinar on "Academic Writing Techniques/Strategies and Plagiarism policy awareness (Turnitin)" organized by the Electronic Engineering

16/09/2020 - 2:11pm

A free webinar on “Webinar on “Academic Writing Techniques/ Strategies and Plagiarism policy awareness (Turnitin)” was organized by the Department of Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Committee on 6th September 2020. The presenter of the webinar was Dr. Farida Memon (Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering & Member ES-FYPC). The coordinators of the webinar were Dr. Attiya Baqai (Convener ES-FYPC) & Engr. Qudsia Memon (Secretary ES-FYPC).

Dr. Attiya formally started the webinar by greeting the attendees, introducing the resource person Dr. Farida Memon, while highlighting the efforts and co-operation of her FYP Committee (Prof. Dr. Arbab Nighat, Dr. Farzana Rauf, Dr. Farida Memon, Engr. Khuhed Memon, Dr. Shaoib Soomro & Engr. Qudsia Memon) and Chairperson Department of the Electronic Engineering Prof. Dr. Arbab Nighat. She informed the attendees and congratulated the ES-FYPC for the accomplishment of all the planned seminars for F16ES Batch for the year 2020 during the critical time of COVID-19. She thanked the committee members and all the resource persons for their cooperation. This was the last scheduled webinar.

Dr. Attiya then invited Dr. Farida memon to start the technical session formally. The webinar was designed especially for the final year students to understand the basic factors while writing their FYP Thesis. The workshop thoroughly covered the aspects of formal academic writing involving the language choices, flow of information in paragraphs, styling, transition, and phrases.

Moving on to the next objective of the webinar, Dr. Farida then introduced the referencing and its importance in academic writing. Moreover, bibliography and the inclusion of that while printing journals/conferences was also discussed. In addition to the above, structure of a paragraphs, formal research report and do’s and don’t for academic writing were introduced. By concluding the presentation, plagiarism and its avoidance techniques were also discussed. As HEC has provided Turnitin software to universities for checking the plagiarism so a run time demonstration for scanning and its interpretation was also explained in the session.

Summing up the webinar, a Q/A session was conducted and the attendees were asked to give their opinion via feedback forms.