Designing StudentProjects to Prevent Plagiarism
How prevalent is plagiarism? What percent of high school students said they had plagiarized on school assignments?• 15%• 33%• 50%• 75%Based on research done by Donald L. McCabe, Rutgers UniversityImage “Plagiarism” www.flickr.com/photos/ad4evr/2128607/
The Four A’s of Successful Student Projects• Assignments that Matter• Activities that Involve the Researcher• Assessments that Help by Promoting Growth and Showing Care• Attitude (of the teacher, that is!)From http://www.doug-johnson.com (Director of Media and Technology in the Mankato, MN School District)
Providing Structure Teaching students a research process provides them with structure.The Big 6 model suggests 6 steps:•Task Definition•Information Seeking Strategies•Location and Access•Use of Information•Synthesis•Evaluation http://www.big6.com/
Provide Checkpoints Research Paper? You have a five page paper due on Oct. 22nd. Include a minimum of three sources. day 134 - 10.01.2009 - high key frustrationwww.flickr.com/photos/ardenswayoflife/3184839175/
Checkpoints Ease Frustration Research Paper: You have a five page paper due on Oct. 22nd. Include a minimum of three sources.Checkpoint #1: Thesis statementCheckpoint #2: Ten note cards with at least two source cardsCheckpoint #3: Twenty note cards with three source cards….etc.
Provide a Rubric for Guidance What is he expecting me to do? This is just what she wants!