Give Students an Overview:
- Avoid Plagiarism (section from our How to Research a Topic guide)
- Can You Cut? Can You Paste? - PowerPoint Presentation by Kay Cunningham, Library Director, 2011
- What is Plagiarism (and Why You Should Care)? - PowerPoint Presentation by Benjamin Head, Instruction Librarian, 2007
- Talk about CBU's Plagiarism Policy.
- Make your expectations clear for specific assignments - are students allowed to collaborate?
- Schedule an instruction session with a reference librarian before your first assignment.
- Have students write as much as possible. Get to know students' writing styles.
- Allow students to incorporate personal reflections on some topics or class discussions.
- Change assigned paper topics every semester.
- Keep up with current technology.
- Know that the most frequently plagiarized resource is Wikipedia.
- Be aware of paper mills.
- Critique a sample downloaded from a paper mill in class.
- Emphasize research and writing processes and stagger the due date for each step:
- Written topic proposals
- Idea outlines
- Multiple drafts
- Interim working bibliographies
- Photocopies of sources
Citation Style Instruction
- Discuss your preferred citation style.
- See Citing Sources for examples of citations to commonly used resources in APA, MLA, and Turabian.
The University of Alberta's excellent site on plagiarism includes handouts for classroom use, including: Research and Writing Tips, Proper Paraphrasing, Evaluating Internet Resources, and Common Knowledge and Quotations