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Month: November 2016

“Stop Copying Me!”: Plagiarism in the Life of a Scientist

“Stop Copying Me!”: Plagiarism in the Life of a Scientist

I’m sure that at one point in time everything that was written was original. That time has long since passed and now we all struggle to truly create anything that isn’t derivative of someone else’s work. This becomes even more difficult for a scientist to achieve. With so many absolutes and technical jargon associated with scientific work, it can sometimes feel as if there’s no other option but to plagiarize. While it may seem difficult, you can still create original works…

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CICS: Creating Masters of Leadership

CICS: Creating Masters of Leadership

The Center for Information and Communication Sciences is an 11-month Masters program at Ball State University located in Muncie, IN. Through rigorous coursework and ample networking opportunities, CICS equips students with all the tools necessary to become successful professionals. You will gain the knowledge necessary to not only understand but also translate complex technical concepts to the everyday person. With a 90% placement rate and several renowned companies who recruit from CICS annually, you would be hard pressed to find a program that…

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Basic Definition of Human Communication

Basic Definition of Human Communication

Human communication is a broad topic that opens itself to many different interpretations. The American Heritage dictionary of the English Language defines “communication” as “the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior” (Communication, 2011, p. 373). The first half of that definition refers to what is being communicated between two or more entities. For example, a man telling a story to his wife about his work day or a child telling his or her…

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