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Plagiarism Student Workshop


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Workshop to address plagiarism with students.

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Plagiarism Student Workshop

  1. 1. Plagiarism<br />Student Workshop<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  2. 2. What is Plagiarism?<br />Small Group Activity<br />Give examples<br />In your own words, define<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  3. 3. What is Plagiarism?<br />Definition<br />a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work<br />the act of plagiarizing; taking someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own<br />Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997, Princeton University<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  4. 4. What is Plagiarism<br />Examples<br />Copying or downloading a paper (whole or in part) and submitting it as your own work<br />Paraphrasing without citation<br />Presenting someone else’s words or ideas as your own<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  5. 5. Why is it a bad idea to plagiarize?<br />Educational Consequences<br />Failure, suspension, explusion<br />Trust (loss of)<br />Teachers, parents, peers<br />The assignment has some educational worthiness for you to complete!<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  6. 6. So what…my teacher won’t know!<br />Wanna bet?<br />The same technology you use to plagiarize with can be used by your teachers to find the original work<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  7. 7. Why do students plagiarize?<br />Small Group Activity<br />Discuss reasons why students might plagiarize.<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  8. 8. Why do students plagiarize?<br />Academic pressures<br />Time<br />Ranking<br />Procrastination<br />Educational Disinterest<br />Ignorance/Innocence<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  9. 9. Solutions - Ignorance/Innocence<br />Just by taking part in this workshop will eliminate this!<br />Giving credit where credit is due will ensure you don’t inadvertently plagiarize<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  10. 10. Solutions – Educational Disinterest<br />Perhaps your teacher is open to an alternate project or topic which fits both the subject and your interests?<br />Sometimes we all have to do to things we don’t want to do<br />If you do it right the first time, usually don’t have to do it again!<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  11. 11. Solutions - Procrastination<br />Use a calendar/dayplanner/to do list<br />Use good old fashioned paper one or remember they are also available online, on your smart phone, etc<br />Lay out a timeline for the project<br />Research, outlining, writing, editing/revision, good copy<br />Visit your teacher at various points along the way for guidance<br />They know of resources that can help<br />They can help clarify concepts you are having difficulty with<br />They don’t mind proofreading outlines and rough copies<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />
  12. 12. Solutions – Academic Pressures<br />If you find that there are too many projects due at the same time, approach your teacher to see if the deadline can be extended<br />Academic competition for scholarships, post-secondary entrance, etc is tough<br />The gamble of getting caught and therefore elminating yourself altogether – it’s not worth it!<br />Western School Board of PEI<br />