Developing writing skills during degree programs
It is described in the chapter Writing is a skill that students need training in writing and information acquisition. They also need support.
How do we ensure this during degree programs?
It is good to remember that new students start not only in a candidate program but also on other degree levels. If there are writing assignments and Turnitin submission boxes in the beginning of every degree program, we can ensure that all students get familiar with criteria of writing and the code of academic integrity. It is also valuable experience about writing before starting a thesis.
Why do people plagiarise and how do we prevent it?
| Why do people plagiarise? ||What can we do about it?|
All people break rules, if they consider it harmless.
Make integrity policies and tools visible. Use Turnitin for submissions.
Writing under pressure can make anybody deceit
- poor time management
- unrealistic understanding of one's skills in academic writing
- in time managent of a writing process
- rehearse information seeking and academic writing.
Students lack writing skills (it is emphasized if they write in foreign language) and deep understanding of the code of academic integrity
Let students experience Turnitin originality check with drafts before submitting papers for grading