Preventive Politics and Practices
Why do people plagiarise and how do we prevent it?
|Why do people plagiarise?||What can we do about it?|
All people lie, if they consider it harmless.
Make integrity policies and tools visible. Use Turnitin for submissions.
Writing under pressure can make anybody deceit
Help students to
Students lack writing skills and deep understanding of the code of academic integrity
Let students experience Turnitin originality check with drafts before submitting papers for grading
Writing in own words is a skill
Information acquisition and academic writing are skills and therefore need to be trained
exploring sources and reading yourself
collecting sources and references into a reference manager
thinking and writing in own words (not copy-pasting and modifying)
training writing as a process and making the most of feedback (instead of a last-minute act)
Training is needed along the studies, also in small portions.
Writing process divided into sub tasks
Writing assignments and Turnitin during the programme
Having writing tasks and Turnitin submission boxes in courses during the programmes make students learn the code of academic integrity and criteria of writing in own words
Examples in Aalto University