Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt Activity
The Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt assignment will teach you more about plagiarism. You will learn an example of plagiarism from a student's world, how to out find out if people plagiarize, plagiarism and the law, and how to cite.
- Pick up the paper to complete your answers.
- Go to the website listed for the first hunt. All of the answers for hunt 1 can be found at this website.
- Continue to do the same for hunts 2-4.
Hunt 1: Kids Understanding Plagiarism
What is Plagiarism: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/plagiarism.html# (be sure to read all 3 pages)
- What is the Latin word for plagiarism?
- What is a bibliography?
Hunt 2: Detecting Plagiarism
Free Plagiarism Detectors: http://plagiarism-detect.com/
Copy and paste the following into the detector: As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices.
- What percentage does the site tell you is plagiarized?
- Use the link (if provided) to the site where the sentence was plagiarized. What is the site, can you find the sentence?
Hunt 3: Plagiarism and the Law
Plagiarism.org FAQ: http://www.plagiarism.org/ask-the-experts/faq
- Is plagiarism against the law?
- List 2 punishments from academic institutions (schools).
- List 2 possible legal punishments.
Hunt 4: Citing Sources
Citing Sources: http://www.eduplace.com/parents/resources/homework/reference/bibliography.html#head
- How do I cite a source from the World Wide Web (the internet)?
- How do I cite a source from a book with one author?
All materials for this scavenger hunt from Boise State Univ. Ed. Tech. Dept.
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