ERIC Number: EJ924853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Reference Count: 3
Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?
Business Communication Quarterly, v74 n2 p160-163 Jun 2011
Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism tips. Plagiarism is still an issue in today's classroom, and though students may not have criminal intent to commit a plagiarism infraction, they need to be educated about the subject and the consequences of their actions. The first day of class is a good time to begin addressing this subject. If technology is available for use in hindering plagiarism, students can complete online tutorials, which require little or no instructor time and involvement, or upload their work to an antiplagiarism program for assessment and correction. If technology is not available, students can be given "personalized" assignments, so that plagiarism would be very difficult. In addition, students can write first-person narratives about their projects to demonstrate that plagiarism is not necessary for effective writing.
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Teacher Expectations of Students, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, College Faculty, Guides, College Students, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Behavior Change, Prevention, Assignments, Writing (Composition)
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