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Re: Plagiarism and Update
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0836  Tuesday, 19 March 2002

[1]     From:   Andrew Walker White <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Mar 2002 14:18:00 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 19 Mar 2002 00:36:23 -0000
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[3]     From:   Robert C. Evans <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Mar 2002 22:34:50 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update


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From:           Andrew Walker White <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Mar 2002 14:18:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update

If you're looking for a motivating tool, you might appeal to their
nascent sense of individuality and remind them that 'borrowing' other
people's work, whether they're caught at this or not, turns them into
little more than ventriloquist dummies, mere ciphers, too
unmotivated/selfish/ (insert-your-favorite-epithet-here) to stand on
their own two feet and have their say.

Another tack is to appeal to their sense of paranoia about the media,
and about being manipulated by the web.  If they let computers do the
thinking for them, they are powerless to defend themselves and others
against the kind of trash that pollutes our social discourse.

Not an answer, just something you might want to try. . .

Andy White
(Not surprised in the least about the % of plagiarizers, BTW)

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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Mar 2002 00:36:23 -0000
Subject: 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update

Poor Marcia.  Shakespeare aside, not matter what author you chose there
is reams of stuff somewhere on the internet ready to be downloaded.  The
18% or so of bad students that Marcia's hard work unearthed could be
extrapolated to millions across North America and the UK.  The internet
is an immutable fact - it will never go away.  If students are to be
tested on memory and comprehension in the time honoured way then all
testing must be done in bare exam rooms or even oral tests in front of
boards.  But again I wonder about the wisdom of teaching Shakespeare to
teenagers.  But I'm sorry that a sincere, hardworking and caring teacher
like Marcia is so upset.

SAM SMALL

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From:           Robert C. Evans <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Mar 2002 22:34:50 EST
Subject: 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0823 Plagiarism and Update

>HI everyone,
>
> I know that plagiarism was a long thread for a while, but I just wanted
> to update you all on my Research Writing class in which I have been
> using Hamlet and Macbeth. The students turned in their first papers -
> Context papers - about two weeks ago. During the grading process, I felt
> compelled to look up every bloody source that was listed on the works
> cited pages, no matter how innocent a source may have appeared. It took
> forever to get through the papers, but I am glad that I did what I did.
> I found that, out of 43 students, eight of them plagiarized. Only one of
> the offenders had absolutely no original words in her paper. Most of
> them didn't REALIZE they were plagiarizing. I am not sure whether to buy
> that or not. Some of them said, disregarding everything I've said in
> class apparently, that they thought that if they listed a source on a
> works cited page that they didn't have to use quote marks or
> parenthetical documentation. When I heard this, I thought, "where were
> you the three or four times we discussed this in class??"

For a recent workshop on plagiarism, I compiled the following list of
links; perhaps they may be helpful to list members.  With best wishes --
Bob Evans

http://www.plagiarism.org/
A professional site with software.

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html
Detailed discussion of what plagiarism is, how to detect it, and how to
avoid it

http://www.wiu.edu/users/mfbhl/wiu/plagiarism.htm
Suggestions about combating internet-aided plagiarism

http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~janicke/plagiary.htm
Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism

http://www.hamilton.edu/academics/resource/wc/AvoidingPlagiarism.html
Advice on avoiding plagiarism in general

http://www.asee.org/prism/december/html/student_plagiarism_in_an_onlin.htm
Very detailed advice, with many links to other websites

http://newark.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/plagiarism598.html
This site discusses eight methods of detection

http://sja.ucdavis.edu/avoid.htm
Detailed advice for students on avoiding plagiarism

http://www.rbs2.com/plag.htm
Detailed legal discussion.

http://www.fno.org/may98/cov98may.html
Seven antidotes to plagiarism

http://www.virtualsalt.com/antiplag.htm
Anti-plagiarism strategies for research papers

http://www.writing.northwestern.edu/tips/plag.html
Advice for students on avoiding accidental plagiarism

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_plagiar.html
Good hand-out for students

http://www.csubak.edu/ssric/Modules/Other/plagiarism.htm
Examples of what is, and isn't, plagiarism

http://plagiarism.phys.virginia.edu/
Free software for detecting plagiarism (written by a physicist!)

http://www.chem.uky.edu/courses/common/plagcert.html
Plagiarism certification form for students of chemistry

http://www.id.ucsb.edu/IC/Resources/Teaching/Integrity.html
Strategies to promote academic integrity (and detect its absence)

http://www.lemoyne.edu/library/plagiarism.htm
Detailed "Electronic Plagiarism Seminar"

http://www.library.ualberta.ca/guides/plagiarism/
A Faculty Guide to Cyber-Plagiarism

http://www.carleton.ca/~gsenecha/guide/
Excellent list of links about plagiarism

http://quarles.unbc.edu/lsc/rpplagia.html
Advice to students about how to avoid plagiarism

http://www.ncusd203.org/central/html/where/plagiarism_stoppers.html
Plagiarism Stoppers: A Teacher's Guide [excellent listing of links,
including free detection software]

http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/bpg/plagiarism.htm
Advice from scientists

http://www.plagiarized.com/index.shtml
The Instructor's Guide to Internet Plagiarism

http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Communications/Writing/Plagiarism/
Good List of Links

http://lawschool.lexis.com/writing/plagiarism/
A down-loadable workshop for law students

http://www.english.vt.edu/~IDLE/plagiarism/plagiarism1.html
Plagiarism and Honor Module: a step-by-step program for students

http://www.uwplatt.edu/~library/reference/plagiarism.htmlx
Good overview with many links and much advice

http://www.ilt.ac.uk/resources/Culwin-Lancaster.htm
Comprehensive British site, with good discussion of detection tools

http://dmoz.org/Reference/Education/Educators/Plagiarism/
Very detailed list of links

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