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Plagiarism--A Student's Guide to Avoiding It

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: barbara nicolls (Faculty), Dec 10, 2009
Comment: Quality of content This material is great for introducing Plagiarism to first year students who may have heard about it but unclear about what it really means in terms of being penalised by their tutors. The Content is core curriculum but is a pre-requisite for advanced level studies in every discipline. Potential effectiveness as a T&L tool I would use this material as a source for active reading. Then I would use it when students learn to develop summarising, paraphrasing and referencing skills and check whether they are avoiding plagiarism. Since I teach a diverse group of students with diverse backgrounds, needs and expectations, it is important that the topic of plagiarism is introduced and practised with good and relevant examples.

Technical Remarks:

Although the topic is crucial for academic success, I wouldn't use Red in the title or in the body of the text as it could be an issue for students who are colour blind or who have special learning needs.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes