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Identifying Plagiarism

1. Students are handed 3 paragraphs, one of which is plagiarised but all using the same source, accompanied by a copy of the University/institution’s plagiarism policy.

2. Students, in small groups, then identify which paragraph is plagiarised according to the university policy.

3. Students then identify why the other paragraphs are not examples of plagiarism, which shows how the argument in the paragraph sample ‘works’.

4. The groups report results back to the class and workshop the different paragraphs.