Some Thoughts on Plagiarism

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An Open Letter to Students Dispelling Myths About Plagiarism

An Open Letter to Students Dispelling Myths About Plagiarism

Dear Students,

Most of you don’t have cause to know this, because most of you do your best not to plagiarize, but I am very strict about plagiarism. I take plagiarism seriously because I believe that as a teacher it is my job to prepare students for their futures, and I know that academic dishonesty, and really any deceptive behavior, can create huge problems for students in school, in college and in the workplace.

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What Sets Off My Teacher Spidey-Senses?

What Sets Off My Teacher Spidey-Senses?

So, what makes me suspicious? Well, there are a few different things that activate my spidey sense, though this is not necessarily an exhaustive list.

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Four Types of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Them

Four Types of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Them

“I don’t know how people plagiarize on purpose. I’m terrified that I will fail because I accidentally used the same wording as a 16th-century manual on toasters.”

Accidental plagiarism is a real fear for some students. In this post, I’m going to define four different types of plagiarism and tell you how to avoid them.

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