Study: Aiming for Integrity

An Analysis of How Well Students Understand Plagiarism

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Where do your students fall on the spectrum of understanding plagiarism and citation? Through an online quiz designed by Turnitin to help educators gain insight into student understanding of plagiarism and citation, approximately 25,000 students and educators worldwide weighed in on a set of integrity questions. Download the report to see student misconceptions about plagiarism and get ideas for how to support student understanding about plagiarism.

Paper Highlights:

  • Students may benefit from additional instruction in regards to identifying plagiarism, understanding self-plagiarism, the purposes of citation and more
  • Challenges over how one should cite secondary sources and understanding ethical collaboration
  • Discussing plagiarism and citation in class offers a definitive impact on student understanding of originality.

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