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Academic Integrity

UNCG Academic Integrity Site
This site contains procedures as well as printable forms for reporting violations and the variety of consequences. As well, it contains short definitions of the violation types which are:

  • cheating
  • plagiarism
  • misuse of academic resources
  • falsification
  • facilitating academic dishonesty

Resources for Students

UNCG's Jackson Library's Plagiarism Tutorial video (4:56)

From Indiana University Bloomington, a great site to use with your students.
See in particular:
How to Recognize Plagiarism - Overview
How to Recognize Plagiarism - Word for Word - 5 Examples
How to Recognize Plagiarism - Paraphrasing - 5 Examples
How to Recognize Plagiarism - 10-Item Practice

Resources for Instructors
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers by Robert Harris.
If you have time for only one article, read this one. Excellent use of headings and subheadings makes quick reading. The article deals with raising awareness about plagiarism (both for instructors and students), how to effectively explain referencing to students, strategies for prevention, and strategies for detection.

Plagiarism and the Challenge of Essay Writing: Learning from our Students by Janice Newton.
This article discusses four reasons why students plagiarize: sloppy research methods, use of poor referencing guides, misunderstanding of when and how to reference, and weak writing skills.

Preventing Cheating and Plagiarism
This page, from the University of Michigan, contains a multitude of links.
See in particular, Preventing Academic Dishonesty, from Barbara Davis' book Tools for Teaching.
This article is broader and more extensive than Robert Harris'. Includes more examples to use with students.

Plagiarism and cyber-plagiarism: A guide to selected resources on the Web
Contains well-annotated links to many sites.


Page updated: 28-Sep-2011

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