Designing Plagiarism-Proof Assignments
What is a "plagiarism-proof assignment"?
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DeSena, L. H. (2007). Preventing plagiarism: Tips and techniques. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English. http://cod.worldcat.org/oclc/76897615
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Designing Assignments to Discourage Plagiarism
Alice Robison - Writing Across the Curriculum at UW-Madison
"Teaching our students about proper use of sources and citation methods is an important part of discouraging plagiarism, and defining, discussing, and teaching proper use of sources and citation methods is a useful tactic. Experienced instructors concur that it is important to include information on plagiarism in their syllabi, perhaps confirming class discussions with “academic honesty contracts” or institutional “honor codes.” In addition, instructors can think carefully about course- and assignment-design."
Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments and Assessments
UW-Stout Online Professional Development
"Explore how to deter plagiarism through the careful design of learning activities and assessments. Successful educators share their strategies for creating projects, research papers, and exams that emphasize higher-order thinking."
Margaret Procter, University of Toronto
"Knowing how to build personal ideas on past knowledge is a central goal of university study, but it sometimes seems that students hear about it mainly through warnings and threats. Here are some practical ways to lessen the risk of plagiarism in your classes while using writing as a way for students to explore ideas and learn ways of thinking."
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
Robert Harris, VirtualSalt
"The availability of textual material in electronic format has made plagiarism easier than ever. Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks. The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers and other student writing. By employing these strategies, you can help encourage students to value the assignment and to do their own work."