Plainly put, plagiarism isn't acceptable. But what's not so simple for students to understand is what exactly plagiarism is, how it happens, and how to avoid it. That's why Barry Gilmore's Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students is a must-have for student writers. Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students goes well beyond plagiarism avoidance. It builds students' ethical awareness about what cheating is. And it leads them to understand why using their own words is important and, ultimately, more satisfying.
Plagiarism is a pervasive issue, but it can occur innocently enough. A student researcher may copy and paste some content or facts between files, and forget to rephrase the information. A simple oversight can have far-reaching, legal ramifications in today's world that sends messages to the world within seconds. This volume helps readers understand and navigate through the issues relating to plagiarism.
My Word opens a dialogue between professors and their students that may lead to true mutual comprehension and serve as the basis for an alignment between student practices and their professors' expectations.
Contents include: Taking the plague out of plagiarism -- Copies (and robberies): how students plagiarize -- Shades of gray: why students plagiarize -- Reducing the sentence: how we respond to plagiarism -- Acting, not reacting: giving students the tools to avoid plagiarism -- Copy that! Designing assignments and assessments-- The big picture: the role of school culture.
This book is a one-stop source for anyone who wants to understand why students knowingly or unknowingly plagiarize, who needs materials for teaching academic integrity, and who will benefit from a current resource guide to tools for actively detecting plagiarism.