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Defining Plagiarism Intentional: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as ones own : use (anothers production) without crediting the source . (www.merriam-webster.com) Unintentional: Quoting an author inaccurately Misrepresenting the authors words (poor summarizing) Citing the wrong source
Why Student’s Plagiarize … Research Skills or Writing Skills Poor research skills Confusion about paraphrasing Careless note-taking in class Confusion over how to properly cite resources Misunderstanding What plagiarism actually is What is common knowledge “Public information” vs. copyright, intellectual property
Why Student’s Plagiarize … con’t Outside factors which affect our students Scholarships or competition Consumer mentality Learning vs. grades Internal factors which affect our students Time management Cultural/Generational factors?
Preventing Plagiarism … Teach citation standards (APA, MLA …) Proper citation demonstrates good research = stronger paper Address common problems with how to cite Not everything on the web is “free-for-use” Teach students what plagiarism is The core concepts of plagiarism
Preventing Plagiarism … con’t Assignment design Spacing out due dates Focused Assignments Change paper subjects for every class Describe and explain SIAST’s Policy on Student Conduct, Academic Dishonesty Describe what the penalties are for plagiarism “Trust issues” between instructor and student
Detecting Plagiarism Quality of writing/ inconsistent writing through paper Use of language (above their level) Font differences (through paper) Paper does not fully match with assignment
Detection Software Google – www.google.com Library Databases Turnitin - http://turnitin.com Plagiarism dot org - http://www.plagiarism.org/ Word Check - http://www.wordchecksystems.com/ Eve 2 - http://www.canexus.com/eve/index.shtml Paper Mills http://www.coastal.edu/library/presentations/mills2.ht ml This is a comprehensive list of paper mills