This research started from the problems of students at Gorontalo State University who had difficulty in finding realizable references, which resulted in frequent occurrence of plagiarism in their research. The objective of this research are (1) To describe the problems of students in writing theoretical bases of their scientific work (2) To elaborate the students‘ skill in writing the theoretical bases of scientific paper (3) To elaborate the using of Scimago in students‘ writing of theoretical bases, whether or not it solves and improves the students‘ writing skill. The population of this research is the 4th semester students of English Department, Letter and Culture Faculty, Gorontalo State University in academic year of 2020. The chosen subject in this research is writing for Academic Purposes.
The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative of development model by Sugiyono (2011) with the steps to be taken; step 1) seeing the potential data: i) how the students‘ ability to write citing the theory of experts pouring into the paper, ii) recording and classifying the ability to compile introductory sentences before pouring the theory, and how to give arguments. 2) overcome the problem i) take action teaching in class for months according to the syllabus of the course with the application of how to use Scimago to facilitate citation theory, iii) provide writing exercises and cite theory, iv) evaluate learning outcomes based on the way of paraphrasing publisher, one source is by Oshima (1983) with its tree points of rubric assessment of formulating ideas in three categories of a) choosing ideas in introductory sentences before taking quotations of paraphrases, b) accuracy diction selection, and c) linkage ideas in well sentences formulation after choosing the quotation.
Based on the data analysis in first step, there is a conclusion that the students’ problem in writing theoretical bases of their scientific paper can be solved by utilizing the presence of today’s technology of operating Scimago Journal in its system in network of website and the positive effects of the students’ broadmindedness and interested in writing theoretical bases is that From 25 students’ writing results, there are 15 students who got value of A category (60%), 5 students with A- category (20%), 3 students got B+ category (12%), and 2 student got C (8%).
Besides, this research continued to next way of development of designing module product in the order of teaching materials writing for Academic Purposes focuses on preparing scientific papers with quotation and paraphrase material. It continued to design validation through revised by two experts. After revising, the way of teaching writing written in module tested limited group, and finally there is a product designed of module of Writing for Academic Purposes. This research is not continued to the level of testing the use of module in a large group because given the current condition do not support the intended activity. Moreover, this research also resulted an article with the title ‘The Process of Teaching Writing Academic and The Plagiarism Code Ethics.”
Key words: development, teaching, writing, academic, journal, scimago.
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