Introduction

Your objective in this Web Quest is to learn more about plagiarism so that you have the knowledge, skills, and attitude you need to make ethical choices about your work!

 

Some of the questions you will consider as you complete the tasks in this Web Quest include:

• What is Plagiarism?  What are some different forms of plagiarism?    How can you prevent plagiarism?  What are the consequences of Plagiarism?

 

Process and Tasks

You will complete the four tasks below. As you research each topic, write your notes on this Plagiarism Response Log. Be sure to list (cite) the sources you use on your Response Log in the “Sources” section. To make it easier for you to cite your sources, a unique Identification number (ID) has been assigned to each link that is part of this Web Quest. You may just write the ID numbers for the sources you use on your Response Log.

 

Task one: Define Plagiarism

Your first step is to develop a clear understanding of what Plagiarism is. To accomplish this, you will explore various definitions and characteristics, and read about different examples. As you read the material in the links below, take notes on your response sheet. Be sure to list the sources you use in the “Sources” section. Go to the following websites to complete these tasks. 

ID 1.1  What is Plagiarism? 

http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/what-is-plagiarism

ID 1.2  Plagiarism and how to avoid it

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

ID 1.3  Student’s guide to avoiding plagiarism

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/TM/curr390_guide.shtml

ID 1.4  More information

 http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/plagiarism

 

Task two: relevant vocabulary

Understanding certain words and concepts will help you in your efforts to prevent plagiarism. Find definitions for the following important vocabulary words. Write the definitions on your response Log. Be sure to list the sources you use in the “Sources” section.

 

• Common knowledge

• Quotation

• Paraphrase

• Citing a source

 

ID 2.1

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

See section on “terms you need to know.”

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml#terms

ID 2.2

Citation

Perdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/2/ 

ID 2.3

What does “citing a source” mean? When should you cite a source? What needs to be included when you cite a source?

http://www.plagiarism.org/citing-sources/cite-sources 

ID 2.4

Important terms

http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/glossary 

What is citation?

http://www.plagiarism.org/citing-sources/whats-a-citation

 

Task three: preventing plagiarism

 In Task three you will identify strategies you can use to avoid Plagiarism. As you identify the strategies list them on your Response Log. Be sure to list the sources you use in the “Sources” section.

ID 3.1

“Strategies for avoiding plagiarism” in Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml#strategies

ID 3.2

Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism  See suggestions and tips.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/TM/curr390_guide.shtml

 

Task four: consequences

Check the links below to read about the potential consequences of plagiarism. Think about how they might apply to you, and then document your thoughts on your Response Log. Be sure to list the sources you use in the “Sources” section.

 

ID 4.1

What is plagiarism & how can you avoid it?

Scroll down this page of the Ganada School Library to see some examples of consequences. Look for the section tiled:

THE IMPACT OF PLAGIARISM: REAL LIFE EXAMPLES

There are many examples from a wide variety of areas. The first few examples have to do with students.

http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/index.cfm?subpage=303665

ID 4.2

Penalty for Plagiarism

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/consequences-of-plagiarism-penalties-for-plagiarism.html

 

Works Cited

"PAMS Plagiarism WebQuest." PAMS Plagiarism WebQuest. Web. 15 April 2010.