Plagiarism Links

Bedford/St. Martin's Plagiarism Workshop for Faculty This URL leads to workshop materials on plagiarism. Most of the content comes from materials I use when I give faculty development workshops. Two of the most useful pieces are under a link called "Handouts for Students and Colleagues": 1. Theft, Fraud, and Loss of Voice, from Transition to College Writing, by Keith Hjortshoj offers good advice on finding one's own voice in writing. 2. Straight Talk on Plagiarism is a short flyer that offers a quick definition of plagiarism, the importance of citation, but perhaps most helpful, on the second page, is a quick reference advice for students on managing their writing projects on their own computers, with advice on file naming, saving drafts, and keeping an electronic portfolio. People are welcome to download these materials and print them and reuse them as much as they want. Thinking About Plagiarism is an annotated list of WWW sites I've found useful for thinking creatively about how to deal with plagiarism. This link also includes a brief review of Robert Harris's book, The Plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism, including a link to the book's companion WWW site. Talking About Plagiarism is the URL where I have a copy of the Don't's and Do's I use in my syllabus instead of the usual legalistic plagiarism statement. I really believe that information ethics and plagiarism can't be addressed by hectoring, scaring, or asserting. That they need to be understood by investigating, discussing, and sometimes, learning-by-mistake-making. This is my attempt to lay the ground work for that approach. Again, if it's at all useful, take it and use it. Consider it open source. Plagiarism Tutorial Many publishers have these, but this one's ours. It's a free site that anyone can link to or send students. There are short exercises after key sections that students can take. It was written by Margaret Price. Research and Documentation Online This is a complete book online, written by Diana Hacker with Barbara Fister. This research resource includes leads to print, database, and Internet resources, organized by academic discipline. It also offers complete MLA, APA, and Chicago citation guidelines for print and digital sources. It's a great resource for class WWW pages and library WWW pages to link to and use. The Beford Researcher WWW Site Designed to accompany Mike Palmquist's new book, The Bedford Researcher, this site offers a free online research log. Students can create accounts on the site, and can log in to take notes on research projects, use a bibliography builder, evaluate and annotate sources, and more. Instructors can get accounts that let them log in and monitor student work. This is a very useful site for creating a research portfolio, and for giving instructors an easy way to check in on student's incremental progress. The site also offers research tutorials and manuals. Further, all the activities that can be done in the research log, can also be downloaded by instructors and/or students. These can be modified and adopted to classroom settings. The resources here are very rich and abundant. Enjoy them, and feel free to use them and pass them on -- with attribution of course ;).