04 October, 2017

International Translation Day and Fundamentals of Academic Integrity at WOA Dnipro

Today the WOA Dnipro Center was visited by a big group of the 1st year students from the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine. Their major is “Technical Translation”.
The group was familiarized with the history of the International Translation Day observance. The information was illustrated with several relevant videos. The display of Dictionaries from WOA’s collection impressed the group and their lecturers as paper-based dictionaries are still popular with translators as a reliable tool.

The highlight of the visit was the presence of our US guest – Mrs. Tamara. She works as a professional translator and interpreter in the USA. She shared her experiences with the students and answered their questions about the work of translators in the USA.
This academic year the WOA staff started to familiarize students with the concepts of "plagiarism" and "academic integrity." The Window to America Head Svetlana Usenko presented a slide show aimed to emphasize to the students that knowledge acquisition is hard and independent work they should do on a daily basis. 

Students write scientific papers for different projects, they will need to prepare themselves for the Final University Tests. The ability to distinguish plagiarism from non-plagiarism, familiarity with the quotation rules, and the awareness of the codes of honor in colleges – all these steps will lead today’s University students to a successful career.
Number of participants – 25 persons.

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