Academic Integrity

Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity

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A. "Why Plagiarism Doesn't Bother Me At All: A Research-Based Overview of Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity" (online article) assumes the reader will react to the basic premise "with shock. After all, teachers—especially writing teachers—aren’t supposed to encourage plagiarism." The article also recognizes that "This new perspective on plagiarism requires a new mindset about plagiarism."

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers

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"Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers" (web page) assumes that the “availability of textual material in electronic format has made plagiarism easier than ever" (note: the web page seems "messy," but the content is solid). 

  • "Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks.” 
  • In response, it offers a series of suggestions to “encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."
  • These suggestions are presented and explained under the following headings:

1. Strategies of Awareness

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