More than 30 percent of students cut and paste information they find online
into their term papers, presenting it as original work. Our strategies
for deterring plagiarism include a subscription to Turnitin.com,
which provides opportunities for student collaboration in addition to
assignment management tools.
Turnitin.com Resources for Indentifying
Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s words or ideas as your
own. According to A
Pocket Style Manual, there are three actions that are considered
plagiarism when assimilating information from any outside source. Plagiarism
includes the following:
a. “failing to cite quotations and borrowed ideas”
b. “failing to include borrowed language in quotation marks”
c. “failing to put summaries and paraphrases in your own words” (Hacker
21st Century Information Fluency Project
Plagiarism Resources - Mini-unit
Here are some practical ways
to lessen the risk of plagiarism in your classes and keep using writing
as a way to explore ideas and learn ways of thinking. These suggestions
state general principles and offer tips for applying them efficiently.
• Make assignments an integral part of the course
• Demonstrate your expectations
• Look at the process as well as the product
• More resources and examples
Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
from Duke University:
to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism from the University
Strategies for Research Papers by Robert Harris
Fraser University Library's Plagiarism Tutorial:
Visit this site for a wonderful
interactive tutorial on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, and learn
how to quote and paraphrase documents.Take a short quiz to test your knowledge.
Machine from David Warlick:
Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers
in modeling the proper use of information property. Students are welcome
to use this as well. You merely...
1. Click the type of resource you wish to cite,
2. Complete the Web form that appears with information from your resource,
3. Click Make Citations to generate standard MLA & APA citations
a Pedagogic Placebo for Plagiarism -- an opinion.