Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2111-2115
Published online 2013-12-24

Training of academic writing: improving competitiveness of Czech universities

Tomáš Foltýnek, Jiří Rybička

Department of Informatics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Project “Impact of Policies for Plagiarism in Higher Education across Europe” has reached its final phase. We have collected lots of data reflecting facts and opinions about plagiarism and related areas. Training of academic writing is one of important means for plagiarism prevention.
The paper compares levels of training of academic writing between the Czech republic and the rest of Europe. The answers in a questionnaire survey dealing with plagiarism and training of academic writing will be compared and analysed. According to these answers, best practices in European higher education institutions will be identified, and gaps in the Czech institutions will be described. Removing gaps than poses a step to improve the competitiveness of the Czech higher education institutions.


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