Week 6: Information Integrity: Preventing Plagiarism and Citation Management
- Awareness of CUNY & LAGCC Policies
- Define plagiarism and understand how to avoid it
- Ability to use Citation Management Tool, the library website, and Easy Bib to create or check citations
- (10 minutes) Students are asked to articulate the reasons for citations as well as the penalty for not doing so.
- Google Doc discussion: Other than worrying about being punished, why do we cite?
- On your index cards, write down:
- What is the difference between cheating and plagiarism?
- What are the penalties for plagiarism at LAGCC?
- (5 minutes) Hand out LAGCC Academic Integrity booklet. Point out where the answers are.
- Do you think the consequences are fair?
- Were any of the descriptions surprising?
- Does this say anything about WHY we avoid plagiarism?
- (10 minutes) Talk about Scholarship as a Conversation: “Credit Where Credit is Due” video until 2:40: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9XeONjOMg&feature=youtu.be
- (20 minutes) Galina’s citation activity
- (10 minutes) Go over homework
- (5 minutes) Meet in Midterm Groups
- Assign Groups
- Group 1:
- Group 2:
- Group 3:
- Group 4:
- Groups meet to decide which chat service to use
- Google Chat/Hangout
- Facebook Messenger
- Skype Chat
- Apple iMessage
- Groups schedule a date and time to meet for one hour between Wednesday, 10/29 and Sunday, November 2.
- Using Google, Google Scholar, or a Library Database, find an article about plagiarism (other than the articles from our readings).
- Compare this article with one of the articles from this week's reading: “Jonah Lehrer’s Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.com" by Charles Seife or “Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in the Digital Age" by Gabriel Trip. You can:
- summarize the examples given by the authors
- talk about how the plagiarism examples are different or similar
- talk about what you learned from the two different articles
- This assignment should be at least 200 words long, so be sure to choose a longer article. If you want to cite from the articles, you can do so briefly (less than 15 words), and with in-text citations.
- Using EasyBib or the Database tools, create perfect citations for both articles.
- Double check the citation using:
- the library website,
- the "Preventing Plagiarism" guide, or
- the Purdue's Online Writing Lab.
Due by 11:59 pm on October 26.