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Combating
Plagiarism
Easy Steps to prevent
plagiarism in your classes
Step 1 – Define What Plagiarism
Is and Isn’t
 Make students aware of what constitutes
plagiarism and how you handle it.
...
Step 2 – Guide the Research
Process
 Structure the research project so that it fulfills
the goals of the class. Set up th...
Step 3 – Focus on the Process of
Writing
 Have different sections due at different times
and provide feedback along the w...
Step 4 – Collect Work During the
Writing/Research Process
 Have students turn in any or all of the following over the
cou...
Step 5 – Require Personal
Reflection
 As part of the paper or as a separate
assignment, have students reflect personally
...
Step 6 – Read the Student’s
Papers
 Make sure students know that you read the
papers that are handed in
 Be sure to comm...
Step 7 – Tie the Topics into the
Class Experience
 Have writing assignments that have students
analyze classroom activiti...
Step 8 – Use the SASS Writing
Consultant Services (or the
online Grammarly tool)
 Require or recommend students to use th...
Sources:
 “Easy Steps to Combating Plagiarism.”
Coastal Carolina University- Kimbel Library.
http://www.coastal.edu/libra...
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Combating plagiarism

  1. 1. Combating Plagiarism Easy Steps to prevent plagiarism in your classes
  2. 2. Step 1 – Define What Plagiarism Is and Isn’t  Make students aware of what constitutes plagiarism and how you handle it.  Let students know that you know about term paper mills.  Talk about copyright and the Internet.  Talk about how to document web pages, how to document materials from online databases and the differences between web pages and online databases.
  3. 3. Step 2 – Guide the Research Process  Structure the research project so that it fulfills the goals of the class. Set up the project so that sections are worked on over the course of the semester. Don't let students get into a time crunch.
  4. 4. Step 3 – Focus on the Process of Writing  Have different sections due at different times and provide feedback along the way.  Have conferences with students regarding their progress and to see what they have produced so far.  Being familiar with a student's style of writing, grammar, and vocabulary makes it easier to determine if they are the writer of the paper.
  5. 5. Step 4 – Collect Work During the Writing/Research Process  Have students turn in any or all of the following over the course of a semester:  A thesis statement/abstract.  Written proposal for paper.  Working or annotated bibliography.  Rough draft or working notes.  Outlines.  All working drafts turned in with the final paper.  Copies of cited references. (Some services provide these for an extra fee)
  6. 6. Step 5 – Require Personal Reflection  As part of the paper or as a separate assignment, have students reflect personally on the topic they are writing on or on the process of doing research and writing.
  7. 7. Step 6 – Read the Student’s Papers  Make sure students know that you read the papers that are handed in  Be sure to comment on all written work due throughout the semester  By providing feedback, the students will take the assignment more seriously and know that you are familiar with their writing “voice”
  8. 8. Step 7 – Tie the Topics into the Class Experience  Have writing assignments that have students analyze classroom activities or discussions in light of the text.  Use local issues as topics.  Ask students to include a section in their term paper that discusses their topic in light of what was covered in class.  On the final exam, ask students to summarize the main points of their research paper.
  9. 9. Step 8 – Use the SASS Writing Consultant Services (or the online Grammarly tool)  Require or recommend students to use the SASS Writing Consultant Services  Our writing consultants are trained to help students in any step of the writing process. Our consultants help students to understand the writing process and help build writing skills. However, they are NOT a proofreading service.  Require students to have a writing consultation as part of the class requirement. (Required in all Composition I and II courses)  Encourage students to use the online Grammarly tool, Defiance College has a premium subscription which unlocks additional tools for students to utilize. To create a free premium account follow these steps: 1. Go to grammarly.com/enterprise/signup 2. Provide your name and @defiance.edu email. 3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.
  10. 10. Sources:  “Easy Steps to Combating Plagiarism.” Coastal Carolina University- Kimbel Library. http://www.coastal.edu/library/presentations/e asystep.html

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