Plagiarism 101

prepare your students – avoid plagiarism


concepts of plagiarism,


intellectual property,



collaboration, and

fair dealing.

Teach students how to quote, paraphrase,

and cite correctly:

  • Remind students of available resources, such as consulting with the faculty member, TAs, librarians, and the writing center.
  • Exemplify academic integrity in class by citing sources on handouts and during lectures.
  • Inform students that you will randomly check their citations.

Rubrics to help avoid Plagiarism:

Free Plagiarism checker:

more on plagiarism in this IMS blog

4 Comments on Plagiarism 101

  1. Bryan
    July 6, 2018 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

    Nice article! Unfortunately, I saw that Grammarly is not free. You have to pay 30 bucks a month.
    I found another one: Is this any good?

  2. Stasy Walker
    August 16, 2018 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you, Suvik! I was looking for the best plagiarism test, and I visited all the sites mentioned by you. Many consider scammers too much, and I also read that someone even sells your document. This is the last thing I want.

    For what it’s worth, I finally found another test of plagiarism, which I consider very good. This: Maybe it helps someone.

    July 19, 2020 at 10:06 am (2 months ago)

    Nice post.


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