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Information for teachers

Problems with plagiarism issues have increased during the last years. The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has written a report that describes the importance of working preventively to reduce students being accused for plagiarism cases. Well-known researchers in the field, like Jude Carroll are also pointing out that prevention work is very important.

These pages will be a good help for you as a teacher at Linköping University, who would like to know more about copyright and plagiarism. You will find a quiz about plagiarism which can be used in learning situations, PowerPoints about plagiarism, information about Creative Commons and even links to other universities' information on plagiarism.

You can find more information about how to cite and refer and how to use a reference management system here. You may contact your subject librarian or the Plagiarism group if you would like to know more.

Plagiarism self-study tutorial

The library has developed a self-study tutorial aimed at students, for them to learn more about plagiarism, and how to avoid plagiarising. The guide also deals with the subject of copyright. As a teacher at Linköping University, the guide can be used in your course. For example, students can go through the guide on their own before a lecture, followed by a discussion on the subject during the lecture. The guide is divided into five modules, and after each section the students can test their skills. These are the modules:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • Referencing
  • Quoting
  • Paraphrasing
  • Copyright

Plagiarism self-study tutorial "Academic Integrity"

Creative Commons

Academic honesty

Excercises

  • What is missing?, docx. Opens in new window. This referencing exercise lets students examine a number of references, to decide if they contain all the information required.
  • How may I use illustrations?, docx. Opens in new window. This copyright exercise involves finding three illustrations (a figure, an image and a table) that are made available online under a license that allows reuse of the work without asking permission.
  • Is this correct paraphrasing?, docx. Opens in new window. This exercise contains two texts in which the authors have tried to, in their own words, rewrite an excerpt from a book and incorporate it with their own texts. The task for the students is to decide how well the writers have succeeded.

Further reading

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Questions and Answers

We have put together a Q & A page about copyright and plagiarism.

 

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Last updated: 2014-08-12