Project #9469 - issues of plagiarism in higher education

1.      You are required to find information on “The issues of plagiarism in higher education”.

 

 

2.    For this assignment, you are only allowed to find information from reliable sources— credible websites, journal and newspaper articles. Below are examples of sources that you can use for your report:

 

Title of Journal Article

Judging plagiarism: a problem of morality and convention

Writers

Julianne East

Source

Proquest Educational Journals (OUM Online Collection)

Date of publication

 

2009

 

 

 

Title of Journal Article

Dealing with plagiarism in a complex information society

 

Writers

Debbie Wheeler & David Anderson

Source

Proquest Educational Journals (OUM Online Collection)

Date of publication

 

2010

 

 

Title of Journal Article

Rational Ignorance in Education: A Field Experiment in Student Plagiarism

Source

Proquest Educational Journals (OUM Online Collection)

Writers

 Thomas S. Dee; Brian A. Jacob,

Date of publication

 

2012

 

Title of Book

Plagiarism Alchemy and Remedy in Higher Education

 

Writer

Bill Marsh

Source

Ebrary (OUM Online Collection)

Date of publication

 

2007

 

 

3.    Don’t limit yourselves to only the articles above. Find a few more articles and books and make notes from these sources.

 

 

4.    Based on the notes made, prepare an academic report of approximately 2500- 3000 words on the following:

 

a)    The importance of understanding plagiarism issues and its impact on education

 

b)    The reasons of plagiarism in many higher educational institutions

 

c)    Practical suggestions to prevent plagiarism in higher educational institutions.

 

 

*An academic report resembles an academic essay. However, an academic report is divided accordingly using appropriate headings and subheadings.

 

 

5.    Your academic report should have the followingsections:

 

 

Preliminaries

 

-       Table of Content(containing the main content and page number)

 

Main Content

 

Introduction

 

o   The introduction should contain background information, for example, what is plagiarism, issues of plagiarism in higher education and its impact on education.

 

o   The introduction must contain a statement of purpose/ or a thesis statement. This statement would provide the reader the general idea of what would be discussed in the body of your report.

 

Body of Academic Report

 

o   In the body of your report you should provide clear explanation on at least FOUR significant reasons why many students in higher educational institutions plagiarise.

 

o   Each reason should be deliberated under a separate heading. In other words, if your state four reasons, you should have four main headings in the body of your report.

 

o   Appropriate deliberations and examples are necessary to make your points clear. It is essential that you substantiate your points with experts’ opinions and survey findings.

 

 

 

Suggestions

 

o   Provide at least FOUR practical suggestions that will be useful for preventing plagiarism in higher educational institutions.

 

o   Each suggestion should be deliberated under a separate heading. In other words, if your state four suggestions, you should have four main headings in this part.

 

 

            Reference List

 

Write proper in-text citations when including external sources in writing.

 

o   Students are required to paraphrase or to summarise information from external sources and not only lifting word by word from any external sources.

 

o   A reference list should be prepared to acknowledge all external sources utilised in writing.

 

The reference list should utilise the APA citation style

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