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Tips for Instructors
Teach Students about Plagiarism: Many students have misconceptions about plagiarism. They need to be explicitly taught that you DO expect them to use the ideas and words of others, BUT those ideas and words must be in the form of a direct quote, paraphrase, or summary AND be cited in the body of the paper and referenced in the Works Cited or Reference List.
Take Advantage of College Resources: Have students complete one of the self-paced tutorials listed in this guide, work with your campus writing lab to schedule a virtual or in person visit for your class, collaborate with a librarian to improve your research assignments and ensure they encourage original work, and consider using TurnitIn as the submission vehicle for your assignments.
Help Students Recognize Plagiarism: Give them practical examples of a variety of types of plagiarism and and give them in class practice identifying plagiarism by doing these exercises together.
Useful Tools for Teaching About Plagiarism
Academic Writer Plagiarism Tutorial
A self-paced APA style tutorial for students to learn about plagiarism. Includes Knowledge Tests. From the Academic Writer homepage choose "Learn," then "Tutorials," and scroll to "How to Avoid Plagiarism."
Larry Ferlazzo's Collection of Online Resources to Teach About Plagiarism
Selected engaging resources to teach students about plagiarism with an emphasis on accessibility and second language learners.
Plagiarism: Lesson One
Professor Andrew Young discusses "What is Plagiarism?" The video makes reference to Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ), specifically FSCJ's Student Handbook. Lesson two will address how to write a Works Cited page and how to incorporate in-text citations within an essay.
PrepSTEP Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
A self-paced plagiarism tutorial that includes a certificate that can be personalized and printed after passing a ten-question post test.
Resources for teachers and tutors from The Online Writing Lab at Purdue. Contains a particularly useful handout and activity about the differences between summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.
Research Companion Tutorial
Produced by FSCJ's Libraries and Learning Commons, Research Companion is an intuitive, self-guided collection of modules to guide students through the research process, including a module about avoiding plagiarism.
Short, Simple Activities to Improve Student Understanding of Plagiarism
This page offers simple, short, sequential activities to thelp students recognize and avoid plagiarism through guided practice.
Teaching about Plagiarism
The best way to prevent plagiarism is to educate students on how to properly conduct research, cite, quote, and produce unique and original work. This page offers instructional resources and recommendations for pedagogy and policy.
Embed a Learning Module in Your Canvas Shell
The Research Skills Mini Course is a series of Canvas modules designed to support teaching and learning in many of FSCJ's core classes. The modules were developed after a systematic review of FSCJ course syllabi, national information literacy standards, and feedback gleaned from faculty focus groups. The modules address common requests for library support on various topics, including plagiarism, evaluating online sources, and citation styles.