Students today are overwhelmed with plagiarism information. Research shows that students usually deliberately commit plagiarism, rather than acting from ignorance or misunderstanding.
This is a traditional PowerPoint lecture with two sections. Plagiarism and MLA Citations.
Explanations of the different kinds of plagiarism
NPR Listen to plagiarism audio
Choose the plagiarized passage activity
The origins and needs of citations
Build a citation activity
Audience: EFL Students
Have students construct their own citation from a book in the library.
I use this in my EFL classes to mixed results. However, EFL and core students are now hearing about plagiarism all day long every day, so there's less of a need for this kind of presentation. Deliver only if asked.- Christy
Amount of Time: 60 minutes
Supplies Needed: short Powerpoint presentation, instructor station/projector (with sound enabled), worksheet
Citation: Sittler, R.L., & Cook, D. (Eds.). (2009). The library instruction cookbook (pp. 62-63). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Description: The goal of this activity is to teach students how to create accurate bibliographic citations. Play Ludacris song "Stand Up" (or other plagiarized work) as students enter classroom. Explain to students that Ludacris and Kanye West were sued for stealing the lyrics to the song. Share definition of plagiarism and present a mini-lecture explaining that the easiest way to prevent plagiarism is to cite resources correctly.
Have students (in groups) find examples of plagiarism online or on Youtube.
Have students complete a worksheet on which they must compose citations for examples in appropriate style (instructor's choice).
This fun, interactive game from Lycoming College tests your knowledge of the plagairism basics!
Title: Plagiarism Games
Time: 20-30 minutes
Librarian: Cherylann Coyle
These are pre-test group games that foster class discussion.
CPCC also has a libguide resource for students and librarians. Paraphrasing, Quoting, Summarizing, and other techniques to avoid plagiarism.