Discouraging plagiarism

Designing Assignments to Discourage Plagiarism

Alice Robison
What can instructors do to design assignments that will discourage plagiarism? Alice Robison offers some suggestions and ideas.

Plagiarism is a serious topic raised frequently when we talk about responding to student writing, and it makes sense that we should want to talk about plagiarism in the context of evaluating and responding to student writing because it is at that moment—after the fact—that we discover that plagiarism or cheating has occurred.

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