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Plagiarism: How to avoid it

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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 crediting sources along with ideas on what to do... More
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: September 17, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 03, 2015
Submitter: Sue Thompson


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Avatar for Laurie Borchard
3 years ago

Laurie Borchard (Librarian)

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. 

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Avatar for Louise Ochoa
8 years ago

Louise Ochoa (Staff)

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.