Learn How to Avoid Plagiarism

PlagiarismStudents plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, 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


Wednesday September 9, 3:30-4:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday September 10,   6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday September 15, 4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 208
Monday September 21,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday September 23,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday September 28,  5:00-5:50 Room: Milne 104
Friday October 2,  2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 6,  4:30-5:20 Room: Milne 104
Thursday October 8,  6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104
Monday October 19, 2:30-3:20 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday October 21,  7:00-7:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday October 27, 5:30-6:20 Room: Milne 104
Monday November 2,  4:00-4:50 Room: Milne 104
Tuesday November 3,  5:00-5:50 Room: Newton 214
Wednesday November 11,  6:00-6:50 Room: Newton 214

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! The plagiarism workshops are now part of the GOLD Program. To register for a plagiarism workshop, students must visit the GOLD Program web page to open a GOLD account, and then register for one of 15 plagiarism workshops in the listing of GOLD Workshops. (To see the complete list of plagiarism workshops, use the search box on the left, using the keyword plagiarism.)