For those who were not able to take advantage of the live webcast series on plagiarism education last week by Turnitin, you are able to access recorded sessions here. I was able to participate in two sessions and wanted to share some tips I learned to help teach plagiarism prevention.
1. Present examples of real life high profile cases of plagiarism to students. Doing so may help them recognize the negative consequences.
2. Assign papers in sections. For example, require a list of citations in proper formatting prior to a rough draft.
3. Require that students keep a research or reading log that chronicles what sources they are consulting during the semester. This can be in the form of a blog to allow you to provide guidance during the research process.
4. Use discussion forums for students to summarize and synthesize readings.
5. Require that students summarize the institutional academic honesty policy. Discuss the policy in class.
6. Utilize resources like the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), which includes plagiarism prevention activities.
7. Enable plagiarism detection on assignment drop boxes and allow students to see the results. Require student reflections on the results. Allow resubmissions after students review their own work.
The Turnitin website for any of their FREE webcasts is: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/resources/webcasts.