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Academic Honesty

Tools to avoid plagiarism

Reporting Academic Dishonesty at Brenau

Policies and Procedures for reporting plagiarism:

Policy Subject: Academic Honesty Policy

Policy Number: AA-400-08

Cheating in Higher Ed presentation

Brief presentation created by Mary Johnson (Learning Technology Specialist, Department of Information Technology, Brenau University) on preventing cheating on tests, papers, and other projects.

Identifying and Reporting Plagiarism

VeriCite helps you identify possible plagiarism in student papers. It is embedded in the Canvas platform and turns potentially negative situations into positive teaching movements, changing the conversation from "caught you" to "taught you." (from the VeriCite website)

Faculty should refer to the current catalog for information on reporting academic dishonesty. For information on the require course for plagiarism offenses, AS 120 Academic Honesty in Context, please see the the course description.


Plagiarism Prevention Tutorials

Here are some excellent resources to share with your students on how to effectively avoid plagiarism and cites sources correctly. Feel free to integrate these into your coursework!


Excellent Video from the University of West Florida about avoiding plagiarism. 

Plagiarism Tutorial from Armstrong Atlantic State University's library, including examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses of citing quotations, examples of acceptable and unacceptable uses of paraphrasing/summarizing  and quizzes on acceptable quoting and acceptable paraphrasing/summarizing.

How to Recognize Plagiarism from Indiana University, including examples and practice exercises identifying plagiarized passages.

The Nuts and Bolts of Integrating Sources into your writing, from the Harvard Guide to Using Sources.

Topic Sentences  |  Framing Source Material  |  Signal Phrases  

Quoting and Grammatical Sentences  |  Ellipses  |  Block Quotations  |  Using Sic