Practice makes perfect (or close enough): Teaching paraphrasing in an undergraduate lab

Authors

  • Tyler Donner University of British Columbia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11575/cpai.v4i2.74172

Keywords:

academic integrity, Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity, higher education, plagiarism and paraphrasing

Abstract

During my time as a lab coordinator for labs of five different undergraduate courses, I have tried many different strategies to reduce incidents of plagiarism in student work. Following a large number of cases (> 50) in the first semester of online lab instruction, I dedicated an entire week of lab activities to teaching and discussing plagiarism, paraphrasing, and citation. In three lab courses at different levels of the undergraduate program, I saw a major reduction in the number of cases of plagiarism detected.

In this session, I will share the activity, facilitate discussion about activities that others have implemented in their courses, and discuss how to adapt this activity to other subject areas.

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Published

2021-12-30

Issue

Section

Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity