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ERIC Number: EJ762385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Useful Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism
Hamalainen, Maryellen
Library Media Connection, v25 n6 p40-41 Mar 2007
Teachers are generally kind and nurturing people. Students who plagiarize their assignments from these kind and nurturing teachers are often given a second chance when caught and encouraged to do their work over, but it would be better to eliminate their need to plagiarize. The first tip for eliminating plagiarism has not so much to do with what teachers teach the students, but everything to do with how they structure assignments: "avoid all assignments that ask students to research a topic and present information on that topic." Although the structure of the assignment is the most important factor in eliminating plagiarism, here are some additional tips: (1) Schedule time in the media center for research; (2) Use citation sheets; (3) Have students hand in their rough drafts; (4) Make sure that the information the teacher wants the students to find is available; and (5) Assign more research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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