What is plagiarism, how to avoid it?

Introduction: Plagiarism, put simply is, "A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work." The following media presentation outlines several types of plagiarism from the subtle through to the most obvious forms of copying.

Informing both students and teachers about the perils of plagiarism is important. Strategies for note taking and note making can help students gather, collate and information appropriately. You may also find some of the following presentations useful. Rachel Boyd has done much work around this issue and invites you to ask her questions on this.



Reflection: You have any burning questions for Rachel? Do you have any strategies, resources or presentations on plagiarism you would like to share? Leave a message in the DISCUSSION tab above (this will appear in the thread below).

Additional resources to consider:

What is plagiarism and how do I avoid it?

How to avoid plagiarism

The New Plagiarism
Jamie McKenzie

Thinking and Talking about Plagiarism

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Critical evaluation information

Summarizng and Note taking - Research based strategies