Friday, June 29, 2012

CSU Fresno Plagiarism Workshop

Today we'll work through these questions. We'll also be drawing on resources at this site: Plagiarism 101 (

Let's start with a few questions. 

  1. What do you want to see in the writing your receive from the writers in your classes? Take a few minutes and write about what you really want to see.
  2. What are some of the challenges in getting writers able to write the kinds of writing you want to see? Take a few more minutes and write about that.

    With the first two questions as context, consider this:
  3. What is plagiarism and why do you sometimes see it in the writing received from the writers in your classrooms?

Ethics and writing and learning questions

  1. What does it mean to be ethical? 
  2. What happens when one is writing about things one is also learning? 

Writing assignment design, a few more questions.

  1. What are some of the purposes of assigning writing?
  2. What is a writing assignment? What are its parts? 
  3. What happens when you search for an assignment you use on the Web?


  1. How do you think about citation when you write?
  2. How do you talk about citation when you teach?
  3. What do students need to know about citation?

Handbook Content That Can Help -- A Writer's Reference 

Section A: Academic Writing
Section D: Writing in the Disciplines
CSU Fresno's Customized Section
Plagiarism, avoiding
 --in APA papers, 448 -51
 -- in CMS, 502-4
 -- drafting, C: 19
 -- integrating sources, 364-5
-- Internet sources  C: 54, 361, 363 -65
-- MLA, 376-79
--note taking, R: 359-65
-- reviewer comments, C: 27
-- working bibliography, R: 358-59, 60

Bedford/St. Martin's Resources You Can Use