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D'Arcy Hutchings (Librarian)
With the author's permission, I altered the format of the content and used them to guide a workshop on plagiarism for writing tutors (higher ed.). After leading a brief discussion of what plagiarism is, I passed out a sheet containing the source passage and student's passage to 5 small groups (one type per group). Each group discussed whether there was plagiarism present and why. Then I provided each group with a debrief sheet that showed all of the content for that plagiarism type from the website. They then discussed whether they agreed with the author's name, description, and examples of that plagiarism type. We then came together and each group described the type they were given. It was a hit!
Emily Forand (Faculty)
This resource is easy to use because it is simply text on a page. It would be readily adaptable into any composition courses because it thoroughly identifies the many different types of plagiarism. On one hand, I would like the information to be delivered in a more interactive format, but the simple presentation is one of the benefits of this source.
TJ Rarig (Student)
I came across this guide while taking my undergraduate physics courses. There’s something wrong with that. I should have come across it while taking my English courses (including elementary school)! The types and descriptions of plagiarisms and each one’s supporting examples provide the basic idea on how to properly write a reference paper. But of course, plagiarism isn’t just limited to written papers. Plagiarism is too easy to do, just as the author explains from the onset in this uniquely valuable tool. After reading and understanding the different types of examples, the reader should feel empowered to think and communicate, while referencing other’s work, their own ideas effectively and without reproach. Something everyone, despite their background, should be able to do.
Micheal Pelt (Faculty)
Plagiarism can be difficult for most entering college students to understand. They seem not to understand the different ways in which plagiarism can occur. This resource does an excellent job of providing examples that are very clear and detailed. This resource would make an excellent addition to the materials I use when discussing plagiarism with my research writing classes.
If it would not overload the resource, I would add a section on the differences between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing.
Pamela Gibson (Faculty)
I appreciate the layout - original text to the left and example of plagiarism type to the right. Although, I'd suggest a topic more conducive to quick review. I fear students won't take the time to thoroughly read each in order to recognize subtle differences.
i would avoid color to denote differences. Not always easy to see.
Linda DeVine (Faculty)
Many resources for dealing with plagiarism provide the same kinds of perspectives and information. This resource provides clear examples of plagiaristic behavior that I don't generally see in other resources. It's a good addition to the materials I use in my classes to assist students through this challenging area.
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