It is important to proactively discourage plagiarism. Many students attribute their plagiarism to ignorance or helplessness. Engage your students on the topic of academic integrity and provide them with campus and online resources.
- Include a definition of plagiarism in your syllabus and require students to sign off on the definition before submitting any written assignments.
- Design assignments that discourage plagiarism.
- Provide students with links to campus resources on citation and writing help.
- Make use of the library's instruction program in order to help students learn how to find, use and appropriately cite sources.
Best Practice Documents
These will help you design assignments.