Is Plagiarism an Issue?

The short answer is yes. The longer answer involves this question: how are we developing students’ understanding of intellectual property, copyright, piracy, stealing, and a host of other issues that involve our desired outcome for students: being productive citizens.

To address the short answer:

1) I recommend having every student turn in an electronic version of each assignment that is a significant writing assignment (one page or more).
2) I recommend cutting and pasting ONLY suspicious lines, or maybe at most two or three sentences into one of the following search engines.

b) It appears it was designed by the University of Maryland.

What other tips and solutions can you share?  Leave a comment!

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