The RDO recognizes the need to equip further students with the knowledge and skills to make a research paper presentable and of quality. In order to address this, the Research and Development Office conducted the Research Enhancement Series of Seminars for Students (RESSS) on Grammar and Originality Seminar-Workshop (RESSS) last February 3 and 24, 2020, at the St. Ezekiel Moreno building laboratory facility.
Two batches on the same topic were conducted to cater to students who have not attended the RESSS 5, first seminar-workshop. The seminar-workshops focused on the introduction to the use of online tools for grammar, originality, and similarity check of research manuscripts. This activity was organized in order to equip students with the writing skills needed for scientific writing, editing skills to improve their research outputs, and technical skills to edit their research outputs against grammatical errors and plagiarism issues using the Grammarly and Turnitin software.
After the lecture, Dr. Aboy trained the participants on how to use these online tools through a hands-on activity utilizing exercise materials she has prepared. The participants tried their best to familiarize the tools and edited the assigned paper until they reached the required standards of 90% for grammar & 95% for originality. They also learned how to run the similarity test using Turnitin and how to interpret the results.
For RESSS 5, a total number of 33 students from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Criminal Justice and Education, and College of Information Technology participated in the activity. Meanwhile 29 students from the College of Arts and Sciences participated in RESSS 6.