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Discouraging Plagiarism

  • Assign narrow and specific research topics. Create a list of acceptable topics and have students select from this list. Change this list every semester.
  • Create assignments that require creativity and original thought.
  • Do not allow last-minute changes of topic.
  • Require that outlines be submitted three or four weeks prior to the due date, and that all drafts be submitted with the final paper.
  • Require detailed citations, including page numbers.
  • Spot check bibliographies for questionable sources. Let your students know that you do this.
  • Make sure your students know how to properly cite sources and paraphrase information.
  • Encourage students to come to you if they are confused about citation practices.
  • Be a good role model. Cite sources in your lectures, presentations, and handouts. Talk to students about how citation shows respect for other scholars.
  • Discuss NHCC's academic integrity policy with your classes at the beginning of each semester.
  • Discuss the penalties for plagiarism in your class. Have each student sign the NHCC Academic Integrity Statement.
  • Talk about academic honesty in your classes and make sure your students understand both the reasons and the tools for avoiding plagiarism.

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