Preventing Plagiarism Workshops


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The next workshop is  Wednesday,  April 10,  4:30-5:20 pm  (Milne 104).

Milne Library is again offering a series of workshops to educate students on what constitutes plagiarism and strategies to combat it.

Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, still others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web.
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism.
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language.

Although seating is limited, there is no pre-registration. Students can just come to the listed classroom at the assigned time.

The one remaining Spring 2013 workshop is:

  • Friday, April 19, 3:30-4:20 pm (Milne 105)