Teaching Tip: Why Do Students Plagiarize? And How Do I Get Them To Stop?

Emily’s recent Tech Tip on Turnitin plagiarism software may have inspired you to implement plagiarism detection on some of your assignments.  Perhaps it also piqued your curiosity about what leads some students to plagiarize in the first place.  Or maybe you wondered how best to prevent plagiarism among your own students.

In this webcast, Dr. Jason M. Stephens, a professor specializing in educational psychology,  summarizes what the data tell us about key factors in student plagiarism and reviews some practical steps that you can take to discourage plagiarism.  Additional resources on plagiarism, quality of student sources, assessment and rubrics are available on Turnitin’s website.

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