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Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Plagiarism: How to avoid it

The goal of the Plagiarism Prevention for Students site is to reduce plagiarism resulting from ignorance or poor study/writing habits. The tutorial has four objectives: 1. Help students understand what plagiarism is ? from the black and white of exact copying to the grayer areas of paraphrase and common knowledge. 2. Provide students with specific tools and techniques they can use to avoid plagiarism. 3. Help students understand the basics of...

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Laurie Borchard
Laurie Borchard (Librarian)
8 years ago

I think this is a great website for an intro to plagiarism for students. It's visually appealing, easy to navigate, and presents the information in a straight forward way. 

Used in course? Yes
Louise Ochoa
Louise Ochoa (Staff)
13 years ago
This is a quite thorough review of plagiarism which would make a good student assignment. It is written in clear, concise language. The use of "check points" or short reviews that can be emailed to instructors is a good feature.

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I found the tutorial well laid out and easy to use with consistent navigational tools.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 25 minutes reviewing this site.