UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2015/2016
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS/ INFORMATION
DIT111 INFORMATION LITERACY
DATE: AUGUST 2016 TIME: 1½HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Any THREE Questions.
Plagiarism is a serious issue among students in higher education. Discuss what students can do to avoid
plagiarism. (10 Marks)
a) Using appropriate examples, explain THREE information literacy skills useful to a university
student. (6 Marks)
b) Explain FOUR situations when referencing is not required. (4 Marks)
a) One of the factors that have made information literacy an essential attainment is that participative
citizenship in today’s world requires that all people, not only students, become information-literate. List
and discuss THREE reasons why information literacy is essential in the 21st century. (6 Marks)
b) What is a journal? Discuss TWO uses of a journal (especially the e-journals) as a university student.
a) Define bibliography. (2 Marks)
b) Using the APA referencing style, prepare the references for the items below:
The Knowledge Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation, By
Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi, 1995, (Published in New York by Oxford University Press).
a) Discuss TWO possible reasons of including citations and references in an academic assignment.
b) Explain THREE reasons why students should be very careful while using information from the
internet especially the free web. (6 Marks)