Preventing Plagiarism

Working with What Works

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.v2i2.281

Keywords:

plagiarism, first-year writing, university policy

Abstract

In the academy, approaches to handling plagiarism vary widely. Some – for example, the approaches of programs that use turnitin.com or similar software – favor detection and punishment. Others view instances of plagiarism as teaching moments, while still others argue that a culture-wide change in values is required for plagiarism to diminish. Our discussion examines these different perspectives, tracing them to their disciplinary or structural homes, before suggesting a practical pedagogy of plagiarism instruction that reconciles the differing approaches.

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Published

2010-12-18

How to Cite

Preventing Plagiarism: Working with What Works. (2010). Writing and Pedagogy, 2(2), 281-292. https://doi.org/10.1558/wap.v2i2.281

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Section

Reflections on Practice