Plagiarism Tutorial: Welcome
This tutorial is designed to challenge your understanding of plagiarism and the ethical use of sources in academic writing. You will see ten samples of source material and ten corresponding examples of student writing. It is up to you to determine if the student has used each source responsibly.
At the end of this exercise, you will be asked to list three best practices for using sources responsibly. These rules and your results can be shared with your professor.
For more information, see Recognizing & Avoiding Plagiarism.
“The turn of the century saw Joyce celebrate his eighteenth birthday and the pace of his life quicken. On 20 January 1900 he delivered his long-pondered talk on ‘Drama and Life’ to the college’s Literary and Historical Society. It was to be an important event in Joyce’s artistic evolution. It confirmed his reputation for eccentric brilliance, and provided him with a springboard to a new literary future.”
Bowker, Gordon. James Joyce: A Biography. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
Student Writing Sample
Joyce’s talk on ‘Drama and Life’ confirmed his reputation for eccentric brilliance, and provided him with a springboard to a new literary future (Bowker 71).