Plagiarism Tutorial

Plagiarism has always been a problem, but in this age of the Internet, it has become even more of a temptation and challenge. Plagiarism is sometimes intentional--a student copies another student, buys a paper online, or copies and pastes websites, without acknowledging the source. Often, however, plagiarism is inadvertent--a result of ignorance. Students often have not taken time to learn how to properly cite a source, summarize, paraphrase, or quote.

Whether plagiarism is intentional or not, it is still plagiarism! And plagiarism results in consequences. Depending on the severity, plagiarism will result in a failing grade on an assignment, a failing grade in a course, or even disciplinary action by the school or institution. Colleges place students on academic probation for plagiarism, and some colleges are considering placing a notation on official transcripts, so that a student guilty of plagiarism will carry a blemish with them even after graduation!

In this class, you will be taught and have the opportunity to practice honest scholarship. To start off, watch the tutorial at the link below, and take the quiz at the end.

Last modified: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 4:19 PM