Plagiarism  Teaching critical thinking and research in a cut and paste world
Plagiarism bloopers <ul><li>A book review is not a book even when the subject is ADHD  </li></ul>
Brief History of Plagiarism <ul><li>Find a dusty book in the library  </li></ul><ul><li>and copy large passages </li></ul>...
Less blatant plagiarism <ul><li>Cut and paste very long passages changing the verbs to the correct tense all thinking omit...
<ul><li>Less blatant plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Self plagiarizing, rewriting a paper done for another class or using the...
Outcomes for a psychology research project  <ul><li>Apply new techniques and skills to aid in on-line research  </li></ul>...
Kim’s plagiarism assignment <ul><li>Locate appropriate web sites, providing information on plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><li>L...
More questions <ul><li>Why is plagiarism a problem? That is, why do instructors and schools take it so seriously?  </li></...
Solutions <ul><li>Approve, suggest or assign topics </li></ul><ul><li>Have students submit a preliminary bibliography or l...
<ul><li>Purpose of the research  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore theories?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update textbook with ...
Why students fail  <ul><li>The frontal lobe  </li></ul>
More radical solutions <ul><li>Omit some of the writing have students do an annotated bibliography  </li></ul><ul><li>Assi...
Help for SFCC Students & Faculty <ul><li>Washington Online Writing Center </li></ul><ul><li>  http://owl.waol.org/ </li></...
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  1. 1. Plagiarism Teaching critical thinking and research in a cut and paste world
  2. 2. Plagiarism bloopers <ul><li>A book review is not a book even when the subject is ADHD </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief History of Plagiarism <ul><li>Find a dusty book in the library </li></ul><ul><li>and copy large passages </li></ul><ul><li>Term paper mills open advertise $$ </li></ul><ul><li>House of Cheat & other term paper </li></ul><ul><li>purveyors open online </li></ul>
  4. 4. Less blatant plagiarism <ul><li>Cut and paste very long passages changing the verbs to the correct tense all thinking omitted </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student thinks this is paraphrasing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failing to make clear which source particular pieces of information came from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student includes a bibliography but with few or no intext references </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Less blatant plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>Self plagiarizing, rewriting a paper done for another class or using the same paper for two classes without permission. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Outcomes for a psychology research project <ul><li>Apply new techniques and skills to aid in on-line research </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate sources of information for relevance, validity, and legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Understand new psychology ideas and concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate in writing an clear and concise explanation of psychological concepts learned </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate a thorough and consistent citation of sources </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kim’s plagiarism assignment <ul><li>Locate appropriate web sites, providing information on plagiarism. </li></ul><ul><li>List 3 appropriate web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why the web site meets the criteria for “appropriate” </li></ul><ul><li>Give examples of 5 different types of plagiarism. Paraphrase these – DO NOT copy the labels or names used on the web sites. </li></ul>
  8. 8. More questions <ul><li>Why is plagiarism a problem? That is, why do instructors and schools take it so seriously? </li></ul><ul><li>What is SFCC’s policy on plagiarism and academic dishonesty? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do students plagiarize? </li></ul><ul><li>As an instructor, what would you do if a student plagiarized work as his/her own? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Solutions <ul><li>Approve, suggest or assign topics </li></ul><ul><li>Have students submit a preliminary bibliography or list of sources (The librarian can help you here.) </li></ul><ul><li>Require a rough draft for peer editing </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Purpose of the research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore theories? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update textbook with reports of latest research? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read and explain in-depth material not covered in the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are appropriate resources and why? </li></ul></ul>Discuss , Discuss, Discuss & Discuss
  11. 11. Why students fail <ul><li>The frontal lobe </li></ul>
  12. 12. More radical solutions <ul><li>Omit some of the writing have students do an annotated bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Assign students an article summary or a book review </li></ul><ul><li>Require a different product from the research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The research product could be a speech, a poster or a PowerPoint presentation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Help for SFCC Students & Faculty <ul><li>Washington Online Writing Center </li></ul><ul><li> http://owl.waol.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>SFCC Plagiarism page </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions for faculty </li></ul>
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