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The Ultimate Plagiarism Guide: How to Detect and Prevent It

When the emphasis is on prevention

We talk about it all the time in school it seems. How to detect plagiarism. Every learning management system needs to have control and assume it is the norm, not the exception, to test for plagiarism I mean.  When we catch a first-year student plagiarising at my school,  I usually say it is a good thing they did it now, and not in their senior year, or at college or university. Because at that stage it gets serious. In the early high school years, let’s treat it as a teachable moment. And prevent further events, by discussing and modeling.

When I wrote my book; “The Digital Classroom Transforming the Way We Learn”, I used the paid version of Grammarly. Because you never know if you accidentally write something, previously written and published. You might remember it from somewhere you read, mistaking it for your own brilliant ideas. Better safe than sorry.

Here is an interesting article on detecting and preventing. I am sharing parts of it here:

Tips to Avoid Committing Plagiarism Accidentally

In essence, it’s easy to avoid plagiarizing others’ work by following the mantra “give credit where credit is due.” But for many of us who are not well-versed in formal writing, proper attribution and citation can be confusing and tedious.

As an alternative, we recommend that you regularly follow these tips so you can build the conscious habit of attributing ideas to their proper sources.


A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

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