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Faculty LibGuide: Anti-Plagiarism Strategies

This guide is to show what library resources and services are available to faculty.

Anti-Plagiarism Strategies

Anti-Plgiarism Stragegies for Research Papers from VirutualSalt

   Strategies of Awareness

  • Understand why students cheat.
  • Educate yourself about plagiarism.
  • Educate your students about plagiarism.
  • Discuss the benefits of citing sources.
  • Make the penalties clear.

   Strategies of Prevention

  • Make the assignment clear.
  • Provide a list of specific topics and require students to choose one.
  • Require specific comments in the paper.
  • Require process steps for the paper.
  • Require oral reports of student papers.
  • Have students include an annotated bibliography.
  • Require most references to be up-to-date.
  • Require a metalearning essay.

Strategies of Detection

  • Look for the clues.
  • Know where the sources of papers are.
  • Search for the paper online.
  • Use a plagiarism detector.


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