Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom


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Which of these constitutes plagiarism?

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1. What is it called when you write a different version of an author's words in your own words?

2. What is it called when you write a synopsis of another person's work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is plagiarism, and why is it frowned upon in the writing community? These questions will be addressed when you go through the engaging worksheet. Then, take a quiz to assess your knowledge of plagiarism and different ways it occurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • When you give the author credit internally or at the end of a piece
  • Ways teachers can minimize instances of plagiarism in the classroom
  • When you write a synopsis of another person's work
  • Term used to describe the process of writing a different version of an author's work in your own words
  • What constitutes as plagiarism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what it means to plagiarize
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teaching students how to avoid plagiarism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding using someone else's work and what it means when you write it in your own words

Additional Learning

If you are still concerned about plagiarism, review more materials in the lesson called Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom. Use this lesson to:

  • Examine what plagiarism consists of
  • Learn how teachers can prevent plagiarism in the classroom
  • Understand why plagiarism is bad