Classroom Strategies to Prevent Plagiarism

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Do you ever sit in class and wonder why your teachers do certain things? Why, for example, do teachers make such a big deal about plagiarism — taking the words or ideas of another and using them as one’s own (“Plagiarism”)? Or, why do teachers ask you for handwritten writing samples in class or make you speak in front of the entire class? Believe it or not, your teachers do such things because they care about…



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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.