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What is Plagiarism?


What is Plagiarism?

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Brief plagiarism test in the form of a ten-question quiz and conclusions page, easily serving as a self-test for students. Written examples are provided with source documents in order to determine if the example is plagiarizing from the source document. Multiple choice selections are given immediate response pop-up screens explaining why the selected answer was correct or incorrect. This is part of a larger site on plagiarism and resource use at More
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Material Type: Quiz/Test
Date Added to MERLOT: June 06, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 18, 2017
Submitter: Judith Downie


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Staci Wilson
5 years ago

Staci Wilson (Librarian)

This learning object provides a simple test on how to determine if a student's work is plagairzed.  Of particular use to students will be the pop-up options giving a further explanation of why a statement is or is not considered plagarized.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Teresa Larsen
8 years ago

Teresa Larsen (Faculty)

I like how you have teased out some of the specific details of plagiarism for which many students have questions, e.g., common knowledge or properly citing when quoting.

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The first page says "short" quiz but I don't know how that quantifies. As I move through the quiz I would like to be able to see at a glance how far along I have come. Also, students usually want to know how they did at the end (even though the can't finish without getting it right).
Time spent reviewing site: about 20 min.

Avatar for Justina Elmore
8 years ago

Justina Elmore (Librarian)

"go to material" link is broken