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Handouts for Discussion

The following list are activities that could be used to generate discussions in your classroom about plagiarism.

Handout 1

Is this plagiarism? (PDF document)

The goal of this exercise is to clarify what constitutes plagiarism through the use of examples.
This activity shows examples of proper and improper usage of an original source.


This exercise is from the book, Teaching Information Literacy: 35 Practical Standards based Exercises for College Students by Joanna Burkhardt, Mary C. MacDonald, and Andree J. Rathemacher. Permission to reprint has been granted by the American Library Association.

Handout 2

Are any of these plagiarizing? (PDF document)

This handout lists 16 questions to foster discussion about plagiarism.

It is from the book, Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era: A Wake-up Call by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss. Permission to reprint has been granted by Libraries Unlimited.

Handout 3

Research Portfolio Cover Sheet (PDF document)

Use this sheet as a model for how to lay out the process of writing a research paper. Deadlines help students avoid procrastination thereby reducing the chances of plagiarism.

This also came from the book, Cheating and Plagiarism in the Internet Era: A Wake-up Call by Ann Lathrop and Kathleen Foss. Permission to reprint has been granted by Libraries Unlimited.


Updated April 7, 2004
Christine Kickels, Assistant Professor and Librarian
(630) 942-2313
kickels@cdnet.cod.edu

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