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Plagiarism and academic integrity (lecturers)


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Workshops: lesson plans, slides and handouts

The Plagiarism workshop will help students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it; by developing their academic writing and referencing skills.

We have provided a tutor and student version of our PowerPoint presentation together with a workbook and lesson plan.

Individual face-to-face activities

You be the judge
This activity is designed to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism. We have also provided an answer sheet and teaching notes.

Where do you draw the line?
This activity is designed to encourage discussion about what is and what is not plagiarism, leading to a better understanding of plagiarism. We have also provided an instructions sheet and teaching notes.

Referencing quiz
This activity is designed to help students to recognise when they need to reference their work in order to avoid accusations of plagiarism. To go along with the quiz we have provided the answers and teaching notes.

Online activities for independent or blended learning

The Academic Integrity tutorial is designed to introduce students to the topic of Plagiarism. Students work through a variety of tasks designed to help them improve their understanding of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

We have also provided some teaching notes (DOC) as a guide for students to benefit fully from using our tutorial.

Further online activities can be found on the Plagiarism student page.

Supporting resources: books, journals and websites

Plagiarism: University of Leeds guide
This site contains teaching resources and a quiz to help students develop the necessary understanding and skills to avoid plagiarism. It also includes advice on how to design courses and assignments that prevent plagiarism.

SDDU courses
SDDU run a session called Using the VLE to detect and deter plagiarism - for Academic staff.

Turnitin guidelines
This University of Leeds guide will advise you on how to use Turnitin within the VLE.

Preventing plagiarism
This online course on preventing plagiarism was designed by London Metropolitan University in association with LearnHigher.

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