The folks at worldessays.com found the website and reached out to me. I checked out their resource and found it to be a really good one. Try it out, and thanks to worldessays.com.
Here’s their blurb:
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The plagiarism scandal currently hitting the Trump campaign is doing a great service of placing plagiarism and the insidiousness of it into the pubic’s eye. Trump has provided a great resource to broach the subject with your students. So, thank you, Mr. Trump (didn’t think I’d ever write that!). Check out the fun political cartoon below (emailed to me by one of my subscribers):
This week, one of the creators of WhoIsHostingThis.com reached out to me with their great resource for Plagiarism Education.
WhoIsHostingThis is a free tool that allows anyone to see who hosts a particular website. One of the most common uses of the tool is in the course of investigating plagiarism and/or copyright infringement.
The website is really detailed and offers great info and videos to share with your students. Check it out in the link below.
WhoIsHostingThis Copyright and Plagiarism Guide
Here’s a great video by TedEd. It also includes a lesson plan with quiz and further resources including style guides, access to an online writing lab, and turnitin’s “10 Types of Plagiarism” presentation. A great tool for the classroom or an addition to your class website.
The end of the school year is already upon you or is imminently so (as in my case). This article on Education World is really helpful on thinking about your classroom for the next school year. The fight against plagiarism starts on day one of the school year. Like any good general, you have to have a plan of attack. Here’ some good tips to use as a part of your plan. Check it out: Education World: Put an End to Plagiarism in the Classroom.
Of special importance is the “Student Guide to Plagiarism” handout! Don’t overlook it.
Plagiarism can seriously damage someone’s reputation. Just this month, an editor at the NY Daily News fired one of its editors for removing attributions in articles. The editor didn’t commit plagiarism himself, rather, through his editing he made it appear another writer did. It’s a mess, I know. Here’s the story: Editor at Daily News Fired.
So, what’s this got to do with our students? The article highlights how damaging an accusation of plagiarism is to someone’s credibility. This month, many of my students are getting into universities. However, a few, are having difficulty. One in particular received a few rejections. When asked, the student’s plagiarism case from their junior year was highlighted by an admission official as causing serious concern. Universities take plagiarism very seriously, just look at any university plagiarism policy. Our students need to understand the gravity of plagiarism and how it can affect how people (especially admissions counselors or future bosses) view them. The CNN story is only one case, there are plenty of others. Today, help your students understand the risk of committing plagiarism and how it might prevent them from their future goals.
This month, I wanted to highlight three great resources that add some fun to your plagiarism teachingAcadiau University Plagiarism Tutorial. It’s hard to get students to have fun learning about how to avoid plagiarism, but these resources might do the trick. Check them out!
- Acadiau University Plagiarism Tutorial
A fun way to learn about plagiarism, citing, etc.
- Lycoming University Plagiarism Game
A Plagiarism Game where students can have fun learning about how to avoid plagiarism
- Plagiarism Video from EasyBib
A great video that succinctly covers the ins-and-outs of plagiarism.