Answered By: Sue Ann Brainard
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018     Views: 259

Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a "group-developed" web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is "common knowledge" (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language


Fall 2018 Workshops

Tuesday, September 18, 5:00-5:50 Room: Milne 104
Wednesday, September 19, 2:30-3:20   Room:  Milne 104
Monday, September 24, 7:00-7:50   Room:  Milne 104
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30-4:20  Room:  Milne 104
Tuesday, October 2, 4:30-5:20   Room:  Milne 104
Friday, October 12, 3:30-4:20   Room:  Milne 104
Monday, October 15, 5:00-5:50   Room:  Milne 104
Wednesday, October 17, 3:30-4:20   Room:  Milne 104
Tuesday, October 23, 1:30-2:20   Room:  Milne 104
Thursday, October 25, 6:00-6:50   Room:  Milne 104
Monday, October 29, 3:30-4:20   Room:  Milne 104
Thursday, November 1, 6:00-6:50 Room: Milne 104

There will be no make-up workshops.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! The plagiarism workshops are now part of the GOLD Program. To register for a plagiarism workshop, students must visit the GOLD Program web page to open a GOLD account, and then register for one of 15 plagiarism workshops in the listing of GOLD Workshops. (To see the complete list of plagiarism workshops, use the search box on the left, using the keyword plagiarism.)

Students: Shortly after you attend a workshop, your name will be added to a database that tracks Plagiarism Workshop Attendance. Your professors have access to this database and can verify that you attended a workshop if they are requiring attendance or giving extra credit for attendance. The database is cumulative, so if you took the workshop since January 2015, your name should be listed. If it is not, please speak to a librarian in Milne Library.