How topical... In case you are interested, the most recent "NCTE inbox"
news has four items on plagiarism.
Full edition online:
It includes an ad for a new NCTE book on preventing plagiarism
*Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques*
Author(s): Laura Hennessey DeSena
For many teachers, identifying and combating plagiarism in students'
writing has become a frustrating and time-consuming process.
In this practical guide, Laura Hennessey DeSena seeks to help alleviate
some of this frustration by offering teachers effective strategies for
heading off plagiarism at its sources.
DeSena argues for creating assignments that emphasize students' original
thinking through freewriting and the use of primary sources. In doing
so, we can help build their confidence and critical thinking skills so
that they are less likely to rely on online paper mills or copy and
paste from other sources.
In this book, you'll discover how to:
* Generate research topics across the content areas
* Identify electronic and print-based plagiarism in student papers
* Design a three-part research paper assignment that emphasizes the
subjective eye/I in the research process
* Provide models of literary criticism that demonstrate how
professionals use solid research and organization to support their
* Avoid plagiarism in a multicultural context, including strategies
for working with second language students who may have been taught
different approaches to composition and research writing
/117 pp. 2007. Grades 9-College. ISBN 978-0-8141-4593-7./
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