Discussion: Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism

 
What is plagiarism exactly? Is it always done on purpose? The rules related to plagiarism can be complex, and there are instances in which people who have unwittingly plagiarized have ended up in court. The concept of academic integrity includes the avoidance of plagiarism. To avoid plagiarism, it helps to first recognize it.
For this Discussion, you will review fictional scenarios that depict common occurrences in the classroom. It is an opportunity for you to practice identifying plagiarism and discussing how to avoid plagiarism in these situations.
To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the materials in this week’s Learning Resources.
Read the four scenarios presented below and, for each situation, determine whether the student has plagiarized.

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“Catherine likes to include quotes from famous psychologists in her writing assignments. She does not use quotation marks, but Catherine makes sure to include the citation immediately following each quote.”

Reflect on how the Walden resources and communication with colleagues (including your Instructor) could impact the outcome of the scenarios.

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