Understanding Plagiarism, Paraphrasing, Summarizing & Quoting!

January 31st, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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Understanding Plagiarism, Paraphrasing, Summarizing & Quoting!

List member Theresa inspired today’s featured websites when she forwarded a
link to a site that helps students understand the difference between
paraphrasing and quoting when writing an essay or a report. Plagiarism is a
topic that should be addressed in any Language Arts curriculum. Today’s
websites can be used to spark discussions about this important topic.

KidsHealth: What Is Plagiarism

At this website designed for elementary grade students, you’ll find a clear
and concise definition of plagiarism along with an “Anti-Plagiarism
Checklist.” Students can use it as a safeguard to be sure they have placed
quotation marks properly and accurately referenced any sources used in their
written work.

BCWC: Overview of Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Quoting

List member Theresa recommended this site that provides clear definitions of
paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting along with examples of each.
Although it was designed with college level students in mind, it can be used
by any student that is capable of writing research papers and reports. A
nice feature here, is that you can print out “handouts” that contain tips on
paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting.

Homeschooled Kids And Plagiarism

At this website you’ll find a terrific article by a homeschool mom, Susan
Richman, about her experiences with students and plagiarism (especially when
it comes to writing biographies). She explains how she helped her own
children and other homeschool students understand plagiarism, and provides
some creative ways to write reports that help students avoid plagiarism.


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