Solid Assessment and Good Teaching Avoid Plagiarism
How can “solid assessment and good teaching” help to avoid plagiarism?
Good teaching can avoid plagiarism by teaching the students how to take notes while researching, how to use research to write in your own words and how to properly cite when quotes are needed. The students will take notes while researching by using the Cornell Note Taking (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/enreadtp/Cornell.html). The system does use three sections for Note-taking Area, Summarizing Area, and Cue Column. The students will cite their sources use EasyBib (www.easybib.com). The students will then create a report based on their notes. The students will then use a rubric to assess a student partner to see whether or not their first draft of their report has plagiarism. The students will edit their first draft after the peer review. The teacher will evaluate the 2nd draft with the same rubric before the final draft is turned in.