BIT 1111-KCA 001-BAC 1106- INFORMATION LITERACY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, BBIT, BAC, BSCIF, BSD
BIT 1111/KCA 001/BAC 1106: INFORMATION LITERACY
FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: AUGUST, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) Citation is very crucial in academic writing. What is citation? Briefly explain two types of
citations. (5 Marks)
b) The following illustration was picked from Chapter 2 of a book by Serengul Smith-Atakan on
page 14. You are required to use the extract to construct two sentences in line with the “types of
citations” in (a) above. (4 Marks)

Place: London
c) Using the above extract, prepare the reference entry for the journal using the APA referencing
style. (6 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
Identify the characteristics of and information literate student and discuss how being an information
literate student could boost your performance as a university student. (10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
With relevant examples, demonstrate your understanding of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sources
of information. (10 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Briefly discuss the criteria for evaluating the suitability of sources of information. (5 Marks)
b) Define plagiarism and discuss two types of plagiarism that students are likely to commit at the
university. (5 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
What is your understanding on information searching? Discuss two information search strategies that
can be applied in academics. (10 Marks)

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