Educational Technology

May 22, 2017

How to prevent accidental plagiarism in an online world

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:38 am

BY LESLEY VOS, eSchool News

Students write a lot, and the issue of plagiarism (or, at least, wrong paraphrasing) remains topical. As educators, what can you do to help students avoid the problem? Everything starts with suspicion. You take a student’s essay, start reading it, and it doesn’t feel right. The writing structure, word constructions, and deductions are unlike this mentee of yours! You go to PlagiarismCheck, Copyscape, or any other resource to check that essay for plagiarism and…ta da! You were right. The essay has obvious signs of plagiarism. Don’t hurry up to blame a student. They might plagiarize accidentally. A responsible educator, you can help students write original academic papers and teach them to distinguish whether they opine on the topic or simply paraphrase statements, taken from third party sources. Here’s how.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/05/04/prevent-accidental-plagiarism/

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