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Plagiarism Tutorial

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A brief, 10-question plagiarism tutorial designed to challenge students and highlight the less obvious cases in which sources might be used incorrectly or irresponsibly. Provides immediate feedback and allows the learner to submit results to any email address.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 07, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 24, 2017
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Submitter: Kyle Denlinger
Keywords: libraries, writing, citation, plagiarism, research, citing, information literacy


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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Avatar for Jennifer Duncan
1 year ago

Jennifer Duncan (Faculty)

This is a very sophisticated plagiarism tutorial that goes beyond the usual easy answers. I really appreciated that even correct answers generated an explanation so that students learn even from lucky guesses. at the end of the tutorial, users can generate an email report to send results to the instructor which requires them to explain three rules for using sources -again, beyond the easy out. 

This is all formatted for MLA, but the information on plagiarism would be useful in any discipline. It's quick and easy to navigate. 

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Tyler Dzuba
3 years ago

Tyler Dzuba (Librarian)

This is a well-written and carefully nuanced learning object. I was impressed at how well the examples capture the common gray areas that students so often struggle with. Great use of a fun tone in the answer desriptions! (Would that we all were the "Chuck Norris of plagiarism tutorial takers"!) 

Very clear and clean formatting. It's a nice touch to offer the option to skip back and forth through the tutorial to facilitate discussion of how different examples compare. Also, I was thrilled to see the inclusion of an email form so that students can do this on their own and submit their results to an instructor with evaluation built in!

My only regret? That I didn't discover this tutorial before teaching a class along these very lines last week! 

Technical Remarks:

Because the button at the end of the 10th question triggers the results page and email form popup, it's possible for a student to skip some questions and prematurely finish the tutorial. If they're clever, they can close the form, return to the questions they skipped, and retrigger the form, but this isn't obvious. It would be less breakable if the results page and form were triggered by all 10 questions being complete, not by the button at the end of the 10th question being clicked. Not a big problem because most students will just go through the questions linearly. Still, this would be a nice refinement.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes