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Faculty Brownbag presentation Spokane Falls

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