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Mini-Quiz: Plagiarism Can Lower Your Grade

by Ron Kurtus (25 October 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is a common reason that students plagiarize material?

The teacher told them to do it

The student doesn't own a computer

The student didn't know it was wrong or illegal

2. How can a teacher spot plagiarism?

Often students paste plagiarized material in red

Certain paragraphs look like they were written by someone else

It is actually impossible for a teacher to know if material was plagiarized

3. How can you know how to cite referenced material?

Your teacher should give guidelines for citing references

Always put material in capital letters

You should have learned that last year

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Getting Good Grades. If you had problems, look over the material again.

Try to be original

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Plagiarism Overview - Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

A Plagiarism Guide for Students - Good overview

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services

What is Plagiarism? - Kid's Health - for younger students

Plagiarism - Wikipedia - types and history of plagiarism

Good Grades Resources


Top-rated books on Plagiarism

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